Largo Police Officer Jumps into Lake, Holds Sinking Driver’s Head Above Water During Rescue

LARGO, Fla. — A Largo Police Officer is being hailed as an everyday hero after his quick thinking helped save a life.

Officer DePierre didn’t waste a second when he jumped into a lake to help an elderly woman who was stuck in her sinking car. The officer held the woman’s head above the water until she was freed, according to the Largo Police Department. Amazingly, the woman was taken to the hospital with only minor injuries.

The Largo Police Department commended their officer in a Facebook post, thanking him for his fast thinking.