Wife speaks out after her husband drowns saving her from Miami Beach rip current

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Kendra Smith and her husband, Sherrod Whittington, were out on vacation at Miami Beach when they were both caught in a dangerous rip tide.

After a lifeguard was finally able to bring them to shore, Whittington was transported immediately to Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. However, Smith survived to tell the tale.

“I was trying to hold onto him and he was trying to hold onto me,” Smith said, “and in some kind of way, you know, he lost his grasp and then he got me back again.”

“Life is just so short. I would have never guessed, in a million years, that we were going to have fun and the next thing you know he’s gone. But he’ll always be my hero.”