Jack Osbourne on Rescuing Woman in Hawaii After Wedding: Don't Call Me a Hero
Jack Osbourne rushed to a drowning woman's aid while on his honeymoon in Hawaii October 8, and after being attacked by "oddly and hostile fans" online following the incident, Osbourne says he does not want to take all the credit for saving a life.
Coming under fire after wife Lisa Stelly first tweeted of the incident -- in which Osbourne and his friend Tyler resuscitated a woman and remained by her side until paramedics arrived -- the newlywed wrote on his Facebook page that he wasn't the only lifesaver that day.
"I never said I was the sole contributor in the rescue," Osbourne -- who spent five years as a police reserve and is trained in CPR -- wrote. "In fact, I haven't said anything at all. The last thing I want to do is take all of the credit when in fact there were a few people who helped save her life."
Osbourne, 26, went on to detail how he and his friend Tyler, a former Army operator, assisted five other Good Samaritans in resuscitation efforts under the direction of a neurosurgeon from Japan. Osbourne and his friend lifted the woman onto spine board and took over chest compressions while a golf cart took her from the beach to a nearby hotel and awaiting ambulance.
"During his attempt, I was holding the woman's lifeless body so she wouldn't fall from the moving vehicle," Osbourne writes. "Tyler and I switched positions, and I straddled the woman in order to get the right amount of leverage for the chest compressions. Once we arrived, we waited for the EMT for approximately 4-6 minutes. During that time, I continued to administer chest compressions. As soon as the EMTs arrived, I backed away and let them take over."
According to Osbourne, the woman he helped rescue is on the mend. "I hope she has a speedy recovery," the documentary producer wrote to conclude his Facebook post.
Osbourne and actress Stelly, 27, the parents to daughter Pearl, 6 months, tied the knot October 8 as his mom Sharon, dad Ozzy and sister Kelly looked on. "I cried tears of joy from beginning to end," the groom's mother later recounted of the emotional wedding ceremony.