The names in the following article will be withheld until an official police report is released.
On Friday, September 16, a group of teenagers were driving on St. Anns Road at around 7:30 P.M. They encountered an 81-year-old man stuck in St. Johns Creek, inside of his truck. At this time, the front of the truck was engulfed in water, but the tail-end was still half-empty.
Upon arrival, the teens were on the other side of the creek from the man. It was stated by one of the teens, “The old man stuck his hand out the window, and we all knew to help him.”
After making their way around, they were able to communicate to the man from afar. At first, one of the teens thought he had the right equipment to pull the truck from the creek, but it turned out he didn’t. At 8:30 P.M., one of the three friends decided to call the police.
When asked why she had called, she pronounced, “I thought he would have setting hypothermia. Therefore, I called the police.”
When the police arrived at 8:50 P.M., the people had helped him out of the creek. The man’s truck was still submerged. The local firefighters helped pull the truck out with the help of the teenagers.
When the local firefighter was asked about his thoughts on the event, he stated, “They went above and beyond duty. Without the teenagers’ help, the man wouldn’t have lived that night.”
At this time, the man is doing well. The triad of teens couldn’t be any happier that they saved the man.