When Sandra Patterson saw a car sinking in rising flood waters in Green Township, Ohio, she reacted quickly and saved the family inside. The nursing home worker waded through the waist-high water and reached the car, which had a baby and the parents, who were in shock, inside.
“The water was rising quickly,” says Patterson. “We only had a few seconds to get the baby out.”
Patterson told the mom and dad to hand her the baby and to hurry, so they did and she carried the baby to safety, with the parents following behind. As they turned around and looked back at the car, they all watched as it was fully submerged in a matter of seconds.