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Remarkable Recovery: Man who Rescued Driver from Wicomico River Speaks

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SALISBURY, Md--A Salisbury worker is being hailed a hero tonight after rescuing a driver from the Wicomico River. The accident took place Tuesday afternoon, when a driver was parking his car, but accidentally backed into the Wicomico River. 

A nurse at Anchorage Healthcare Center saw the entire accident unfold and did not waste any time hustling to the rescue. 

"It was very quick, and you know it was only enough time to think about what to do," says Andrew Lunn. 

Tuesday's rescue was a case of being in the right place at the right time. Lunn, who's a former lifeguard and nurse, immediately knew what to do once he saw the car backing into the water. 

"I figured he was going to go down anyway, so I wanted the windows down. He's larger then I was so it would be easier for me to pull him up and he wouldn't be down there for very long. I was confident that I could reach him in no time, I been swimming since I was little." 

It was Lunn's wit and ability to respond quick that ultimately saved the driver's life. 

Theresa Ruvle saw the entire accident unfold. She's a patient here at Anchorage and knows Nurse Lunn quite well. She says it's no surprise how quickly he responded under pressure. 

"I'm still smiling over it. It's amazing. He's God sent, he's a hero."

 

 

 

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