Golfers receive award for saving man in sinking car

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It was a wonderful celebration Monday as four golfers received lifesaving awards from Fire Station 151 in Glendale.

The golfers received the awards because of some heroic acts back in December. Jeremiah Timmons had been driving his car on 53rd Avenue when he suffered a seizure and ended up on the Glen Lakes Golf Course in Glendale. This happened right after Dominic Fong and his brother had teed off.

“We had just hit and then we hear the car come through, right across our fairway and into the pond, and we were just in shock,” said Fong.

But they reacted, even though they have no formal training under their belts.

“We just ran over, and the funny thing is, we're not very good swimmers and that lake, we didn't know how deep it was, so I just started yelling as loud as I could,” said Fong.

Two other golfers showed up to help and by then the car was completely underwater. The men formed a human chain, and were able to release Timmons' seat belt and pull him to safety.

“I don't remember very much, but if it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be here today. I am in debt to them, I'm definitely in deep debt to them, and dearly grateful for everything they did,” said Timmons.