Connor William Quick attempted to save a person from drowning, Loveland, Colorado, November 28, 2015. At night, a 22-year-old woman remained in the driver’s seat of her car after it entered Lake Loveland and began to submerge in water 7 feet deep at a point about 75 feet from the bank. Quick and a friend, both 18-year-old college students, were traveling nearby and witnessed the accident. They descended to the edge of the water. Quick’s friend waded and swam to the passenger side of the car, where he broke out the window of its front door. He then pulled the woman from the vehicle and returned her to the bank, where she called out another person’s name, leading Quick and his friend to conclude that the car was still occupied. Despite an air temperature of about 19 degrees and the water near freezing, Quick, having removed some outer attire, entered the lake and waded and swam out to the car, which was then nearly fully submerged. He entered it feet first through the broken-out window and, holding to an interior handle, searched for any other victims. After surfacing for air, he repeated the attempt before returning to the bank. Responding firefighters also searched the car, but it turned out to be unoccupied. Quick, his friend, and the woman required hospital treatment for cold water exposure, Quick sustaining also an abrasion to his right arm. He recovered.
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