Your family is at the beach with no lifeguard. Your daughter and your niece who are both 7 are best friends and eager to get into the water. You caution them to wait until the water calms down,but they ignore you and sneak in anyway. You not long after hear screams of distress and find them both caught in a strong current. You are the only swimmer strong enough to save them, but you can only save one at a time. Who do you save first?
If he save his niece then she will not have to panic anymore and he wont have to worry about losing family members.
Your niece is a very poor swimmer and will likely not be able to hold herself afloat much longer.
Hold on I will be there soon.
If he doesn't save his niece then he will feel guilty because he is meant to be looking after her and has responsibility of her and she will most likely not be able to hold herself afloat long enough because she is not a very strong swimmer and is already struggling.
Your daughter is a stronger swimmer than your niece but she only has 50% chance of holding on long enough for you to come back for her.
If he saves his daughter first then his niece will not be able to hold herself afloat long enough because she is not a very strong swimmer and is already struggling.
If he doesn't save his daughter then she will most likely not be able to hold herself afloat for long enough because she is floating out more.
The decision is tough and he is also risking his life because the current is very strong and if he gets stuck then there will be no one to rescue them. making this decision can be tough and looking at the pros and cons of both of these situations it is hard to choose one.
The consequence of choosing one scenario over the other is that there will always be a negative outcome with whatever option you choose because you are going to have to risk either your nieces life or daughters life.
if i was in this situation then i would save my niece first because she is a weaker swimmer and closer to shore so it wouldnt take very long and then i