William Bostic helped to rescue Brian E. King from drowning, Wayne, Pennsylvania, June 12, 2018. King, 37, remained in the driver’s seat of his car after it left the roadway, traveled down an embankment, and entered a lake. Upright, the car came to rest at a point about 80 feet from the bank and began to submerge in water at least 6 feet deep. Bostic, 49, business operator, was driving nearby and witnessed the accident. He drove to a point adjacent the lake, entered the water, and swam to the car. His 18-year-old son also swam to the vehicle. Approaching the car on its passenger side, Bostic and the son pulled open the front, passenger’s door. Another man had responded to the vehicle and was holding King’s head above the surface of the water, which was quickly filling the interior of the car. The man pushed King toward Bostic, who had entered the car, and Bostic pulled him out through the passenger door. The car shortly submerged. Bostic, his son, and others who responded helped tow King back to the bank and out of the water. King required hospitalization for injuries sustained in the accident. Bostic sustained cuts to his right hand. He recovered.
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