Two men 'go deep' to save lives
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A friendship was rekindled when two men rushed to rescue two elderly women in Northwest Miami-Dade.
The women were leaving a gas station at Northwest 57th Avenue and 183rd Street, Thursday, at around 5:30 p.m., when the driver hit the wrong pedal and the car went crashing through a gate and into a canal.
Osvaldo Alfonso was driving by and knew he had to stop. "Seriously, there was nothing going through my mind. It was a matter of reaction. I didn't have time to think. It was a reaction, just do it," he said.
A second man had seen the accident from across the street at the gas station and decided to offer a helping hand.
As Alfonso was in the water pulling one woman to safety, he realized the second man who had jumped into the canal was his friend whom he had not seen for three years. "I dive into the water, and when I dive, I realized it was him. I was surprised. I was like is that you? It was unbelievable, unbelievable," said Alfonso.
The two elderly women were rescued in the nick of time and remained unhurt.
The friends said they chatted for a bit after the rescue and plan to meet up soon.
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