Good Samaritans pull man from Lake Silver in Winter Haven

Winter Haven Police Department shared this video of Good Samaritans helping a man who, for unknown reasons, drove into Lake Silver on Monday.

POLK COUNTY, Fla. -- A Winter Haven man survived a scary incident after he was pulled from his sinking vehicle in Lake Silver by two Good Samaritans on Monday.

Winter Haven Police Department is calling the two men who rushed to the victim's aid as heroes after they saved Torain Blue, Jr. 25.

According to WHPD, Blue's Kia SUV ran off the road on 1st St. N. and into Lake Silver around 6:50 p.m. when it became submerged and began to sink further into the water.

Police said that Charles Aaron, 60, and Chris Matthews, 46, "wasted no time in jumping into the lake" and pulled Blue from the vehicle.

As first responders arrived at the scene, Blue was prone on the ground and soaking wet, but speaking to the two men who saved him. Blue was taken to Winter Haven Hospital for evaluation, WHPD said.

"These citizens put their own safety aside and jumped into the water to save another human being. This type of humanity from total strangers is proof that good is alive and well in our society," WHPD Chief Charlie Bird said.

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