Jogger Saves Drowning 86-Year-Old From Sinking Car

Jogger Saves Drowning 86-Year-Old From Sinking Car

Jogger Saves Drowning 86-Year-Old From Sinking Car

When one Tennessee woman was out for a jog over the weekend, she made a spur-of-the-moment decision to make her usual run a little longer.

Gloria Davis didn’t know it at the time, but that decision would end up saving another person’s life. As she took an extra lap around a local pond, she witnessed a driver crash their car into the water. “A car was going airborne into the middle of the pond,” Davis said. “I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I can’t believe this is happening.'”

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The 86-year-old driver Ann Leslie had meant to press the brakes, but accidentally stepped down onto the gas and ended up shooting out into the pond, and was quickly trapped inside her sinking car. “There was a woman, and she looked scared,” Davis said about Leslie. “[I thought,] I’m going to try and do something. I’m going into the pond.”

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The brave mother and founder of the non-profit greenhouse called “Special Growers,” which gives people with disabilities a place to work, dove into the water and swam out to the car that was almost completely submerged. “Miraculously, she got her back window down,” Davis said. “Then she reached for me, and I got her out so her head was above water.”

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Davis held Leslie above water until paramedics arrived, and the 86-year-old is sure she would have died if not for David, who she is now calling her guardian angel. “It’s a situation you hope you’re never confronted with, but I feel like I did the right thing,” Davis said.

Watch the entire video below to see the incredible thing this woman did for a stranger in need.

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