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My son is a hero in our eyes.

Monday, October 14, 2013

My son lives in Fort Worth. This morning between 6 and 7 he was on his way to the gym to workout before going to work he saw the pickup in front of him try to slow because brake lights were on in front of her. Her truck went over the bridge nose first into the Trinity river. He stopped called 911 and went down the embankment to the river. The truck was upside down in the river. Without thought for himself he got in the river and tried to get her door open. He broke out the window with his bare hands and got the woman out and on the bank of the river before the police and first responders got there. The woman was breathing very shallow and was unresponsive to him as he was trying to talk to her. He went back up the embankment to get the police. The FT. Worth police dept. sent him on his way! (without taking a statement or even getting his name!) When he got to work he was in mild shock, soaking wet and bloody from all the cuts on his hands from the window glass. He was taken to the ER and spent 3 hours having all the glass removed. As he was leaving the ER docs did tell him the woman did not make it. She died right after he left the scene.

I asked him if he would do it again knowing the outcome: He said he would do it in a heartbeat to try to save someone no matter what the outcome.

We are very very proud of him and our heartfelt sorrow goes out to the family of this woman.
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    Wow what a brave thing to do. So surprised the police sent him on his way when they could see he was also injured. Hope he is ok. Sorry for the poor woman.
    1558 days ago
    What your son did was totally awesome! It takes real courage along with a caring and compassionate heart to help someone in that type of need.
    1563 days ago
  • SUSIE505
    yes he is a hero and a wonderful young man
    1564 days ago
    You have reason to be proud of him and reason for him to be proud of himself! I bet that woman would like to know your son's name to thank him herself.
    Just Amazing!!
    1679 days ago
    Thank you for sharing that. What an incredible story and indeed an incredible man.
    I was so sorry to hear that the woman did not survive, but am relieved that your son came through with minimal injuries.

    It's often difficult to understand why things happen the way they do, but there must be a message there for your son. He knows himself a little better today and the tough stuff he's made of. And you, you raised him!

    God Bless
    1682 days ago
  • NHES220
    Wow, what an amazing story! Truly selfless and quick thinking. He really did his best and gave her the best shot at survival. What a hero!

    1682 days ago
  • STAY39
    Definitely a hero! I am sure the family would eventually want to meet him. So sad. Your son may have a hard time processing all this in the days/weeks to come. I wish him peace and pride in knowing he did a very brave thing. emoticon
    1683 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    Very sad, but your son did a wonderful thing. I hope he is alright from the shock of everything. A true hero.
    1683 days ago
    Your son is a rare individual!! Not so thrilled with the police response but your son is definitely a hero!!
    1683 days ago
  • TIGER_LILY_613
    Wow ! He's a real-life hero in my book too !!! What amazing guy ! You must be SO proud !
    1683 days ago
    so sad, but what a wonderful son you have. I hope I don't have to deal with the Fort Worth Police if they ignored your son's hands.
    1683 days ago
  • LADYBUG4869
    That's an amazing story. You're son was completely a hero without any regard for himself, jumping in to save her. I can't say most people would do that!! Thank him for being such a great example!!! Thank you for sharing!
    1683 days ago
  • AJB121299
    Incredible, let him know he is a hero in my book as well. Regardless of the outcome he thought of this woman and not himself. True act of selflessness.
    1683 days ago
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