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'It was heartwarming': Meet 2 of the men who jumped in a creek to help a wreck victim

Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
Date: Dec 31 2017 3:40 PM

At first, he was hesitant to jump into the freezing-cold creek. But LaDrake Roy's adrenaline kicked in when he heard a group of men yelling for help at the scene of a Florence wreck Saturday morning.


"At first, I was a little iffy about getting in the water," Roy said. "But I did it. It's just how I was raised, to always help others."


Roy was among a group of citizens who jumped in Cox Creek to help save a man whose car went over a storm culvert in a two-car collision at the corner of North Wood Avenue and Cox Creek Parkway. The elderly man's SUV landed upside down in the creek after falling 25 feet, Florence police said. The wreck happened around 10:30 a.m. Saturday's high temperature was 43 degrees.


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