A heroic deed by firefighter saving a man from drowning in West Virginia

Pinch Volunteer Fire Department Engine
@Deepizzaguy (15455)
Lake Charles, Louisiana
January 20, 2018 5:35pm CST
A male driver is counting his lucky stars when he attempted to drive his SUV across the Little Sandy River in Elkview West Virginia on Friday evening. Fire Chief David Wagoner estimated that the time that the male driver was inside his auto after he called 911 to report that his SUV was going under. Pinch Volunteer Fire Department Lieutenant Corey Carr who also was involved in the rescue mission along with several firefighters companies was able to break the back glass window where the driver of the SUV was inside when the water was near the roof of the auto so he could grab the driver and get him to a rescue boat and to safety on solid ground where the driver would reunite with his relatives who were in the river bank. The firefighters who rescued the driver who was trapped inside his auto admitted that it was a close call in their job of rescuing the driver. There is a rule when dealing with high water. The rule is "When you see high ground, turn around." The SUV was stranded in the river. However the life of the human being is always top priority. .
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@PatZAnthony (13118)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
22 Jan
It is a shame that some have to put their lives on the line because of the mistakes of others. So glad no one was hurt.
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@Deepizzaguy (15455)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
22 Jan
That is true since whenever a major disaster happens the officials in the city where the disaster happens warn the people to stay put because it will be impossible for any rescues to take place during the danger hour,
@just4him (128382)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Jan
I'm glad he's safe tonight.
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@Deepizzaguy (15455)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
21 Jan
Me too since there are too many reports of tragic events in the world these days.
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@just4him (128382)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Jan
@Deepizzaguy Yes, there are. So depressing. I like finding good stories, but haven't done so in a while.
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@Deepizzaguy (15455)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
22 Jan
@just4him No problem since it is hard for me to locate heroic stories on the internet.
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@LadyDuck (181692)
• Switzerland
21 Jan
This man did a crazy thing, trying to drive across a river is extremely dangerous. He was lucky, I hope this will serve as a lesson.
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@Deepizzaguy (15455)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
22 Jan
That is true because the rule of thumb is "When there is high water, then around."
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@LadyDuck (181692)
• Switzerland
22 Jan
@Deepizzaguy This is a rule of thumb that is better to follow.
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@Deepizzaguy (15455)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
23 Jan
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@JohnRoberts (64825)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Jan
All his training pays off.
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@Deepizzaguy (15455)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
22 Jan
You are correct.
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@BelleStarr (39719)
• United States
21 Jan
He is a very lucky man.
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@Deepizzaguy (15455)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
21 Jan
I agree with you since his rescue team came quickly to save him.
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• Philippines
21 Jan
Good job for the fire fighter and I hope that idiot has learned their lesson.
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@Deepizzaguy (15455)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
21 Jan
Me too since the rule of flooded streets in "Water on high ground means turn around."
@dgobucks226 (14224)
22 Jan
Some people with SUV's must think they are driving a tank or submarine? Far as I know SUV's do not ride atop water Stupid is what stupid does! You are what you do.....or as the scarecrow said in the Wizard of Oz, "If I only had a brain."