Brave Man Jumps Into Icy Water To Save Motorists Trapped In Upside Down Car

A Nebraska man is being hailed as a hero after he jumped into an icy pond to rescue three people trapped inside an overturned car. Terry Ingram was photographing eagles in Bellevue over the weekend when he watched a white sedan spiral out of control. The car was going over railroad tracks when the driver lost control and struck a fire hydrant. The vehicle went airborne, flipped upside-down, and landed in an icy pond.

"The car just came right in front of me," Ingram told KETV. "They hit the fire hydrant, and I don't think they even touched the ground. They were already airborne."

He could hear the passengers crying for help and didn't hesitate to jump into the water to help them.

"I panicked when I heard the guy's voice. 'Get me out, it's filling full of water,'" Ingram said. "Once I pulled the door open, the water started going in, and he was coming out. Just seeing those bodies there, I thought they were gone."

He managed to pull all three passengers from the vehicle and drag them to the shore. Two of the men had to be hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Ingram was glad that he happened to be in the right place at the right time.

"God puts people places for a reason. I think he told me my camera's dead, go up there and wait," he said.

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