Off-duty Firefighter Saves Man from River

4 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Monday, June 17 2013 Jun 17, 2013 Monday, June 17, 2013 7:57:00 AM UTC June 17, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The driver of a car that plunged into the River des Peres in south St. Louis is expected to survive after being saved by an off-duty firefighter.

The rescue happened Sunday. The man was driving a pickup truck when it went off a road and into the waterway. Witnesses signaled for help. The off-duty firefighter, Chris Dimza, jumped into the water and helped get the driver to safety.

The driver was alone in the pickup.

 

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