A Nebraska man is being hailed as a hero after he jumped into an icy pond to rescue three people trapped inside an overturned car. Terry Ingram was photographing eagles in Bellevue over the weekend when he watched a white sedan spiral out of control. The car was going over railroad tracks when the driver lost control and struck a fire hydrant. The vehicle went airborne, flipped upside-down, and landed in an icy pond.
He could hear the passengers crying for help and didn't hesitate to jump into the water to help them.
"I panicked when I heard the guy's voice. 'Get me out, it's filling full of water,'" Ingram said. "Once I pulled the door open, the water started going in, and he was coming out. Just seeing those bodies there, I thought they were gone."
He managed to pull all three passengers from the vehicle and drag them to the shore. Two of the men had to be hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Ingram was glad that he happened to be in the right place at the right time.
"God puts people places for a reason. I think he told me my camera's dead, go up there and wait," he said.