Fresno Man and 1-Yr-Old Rescued From Canal

October 14, 2009 8:10:22 PM PDT
Two men can call themselves heroes after jumping into a Fresno canal to save the victims in a car accident. The driver of the car says one of his tires exploded as he drove down McKinley Avenue near Cedar Wednesday morning.

He lost control, the car swerved off the road, flipped, and landed in the water in the canal ... with a one year old baby inside.

That's when Drew Lathrop and Willie Stubblefield got involved. They heard the tire blow and saw the car go into the canal ... so they jumped into the water to help the two victims.

Neither victim was seriously injured. Police say the driver was wearing his seat belt and the baby was strapped into a car seat. If not, it's likely both would have been ejected from the car.

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