After witnessing a terrifying accident, most people would do the safe thing, and call the police and wait for help to arrive. But when one South Carolina fisherman saw a car drive off a marina and into a river, he didn’t hesitate to save them no matter what it might cost him.
“You have to react. You don’t want anything like that to happen on your watch. I was here for a reason,” said DJ Nance, who was fishing on a dock nearby a little after midnight when he saw the car accidentally drive off the Wacca Wache Marina and crash into the water.
Nance didn’t see any movement from the water, so dove in and swam to the car, which Haley Morris and Kate Henry were trapped inside. The two were driving home from the gym but were forced to take an unfamiliar road since their usual route was blocked off when the dark and foggy conditions caused them to accidentally drive into the water.
Morris and Henry couldn’t open their doors and were convinced they were about to die when Nance appeared out of nowhere and managed to open the door and pulled Morris out. “Whenever he grabbed a hold of me, I just looked at Kate and she was saying, ‘please don’t leave me, please, please don’t leave me’ and I said, ‘I’m not, I’m not, he’s going to get you out too I promise,” said Morris.
Nance then dove back under as the car was almost entirely submerged and dragged Henry out. Nance then pulled the two women to the dock, where they were all able to rest. “He was laying on the dock, and Haley and I were kind of like patting him and saying ‘you saved us, you saved us’,” said Henry. “Without him, we wouldn’t be here. He really did save our lives.”
“Even though it was very scary, I’m very thankful. I don’t want to look at the negative, I look at it as a way for us to restart our life and live life to the fullest and we’re just one big family now,” said Morris.
Watch the entire video below to see how these two women reacted when they realized a complete stranger saved their lives.
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