EXCLUSIVE: Humble Good Samaritan Speaks About Rescue Attempt In Schuylkill River

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By Elizabeth Hur

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A car plunges into the Schuylkill River, and police say two Good Samaritans risked their own lives to help.

In an Eyewitness News Exclusive, one of the men talked about how he rushed into the frigid waters and what happened next.

The river crash happened on Kelly Drive near Boat House Row Tuesday afternoon.

“When I looked over, the backend of the car was already in the water. There wasn’t a lot of hesitation to jump in. The gentleman that did jump in first did a heck of a lot more than I did,” the Good Samaritan, who asked to remain anonymous, said.

“By the time he had gotten to the car, he had a mallet, and he broke the window, but the car was going down really quickly. Once I was trying to dive down to the car…

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