Shawn H. Turner

A 34-year-old woman was driving on a Boca Raton, Florida, road on Feb. 23, 2020, when she suffered a medical emergency and passed out. Her vehicle veered off the road and entered deep, murky water in a canal. Shawn H. Turner, a 33-year-old plumber from Boca Raton, was driving nearby and stopped at the scene. He removed his pants and shoes and swam to the car, where he could see the unconscious driver inside. As the car sank, Turner fully entered the vehicle through the front, passenger window, released the woman’s seat belt, and pushed her through the driver’s window to another man who had responded. As the vehicle fully submerged, Turner swam from the vehicle, and, after helping the other man untangle the woman from her seat belt, they brought her to safety on the bank.