Man awarded for saving woman's life after she crashed into river - WNEM TV 5

Man awarded for saving woman's life after she crashed into river

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Source: Huron County Sheriff's Dept. Source: Huron County Sheriff's Dept.
Jesse Ross (Source: Huron County Sheriff's Office) Jesse Ross (Source: Huron County Sheriff's Office)
CASEVILLE, MI (WNEM) -

A woman was rescued from her van after she crashed into the Pigeon River in Caseville. 

It happened just before 5 a.m. on Aug. 6. 

Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hanson said the 34-year-old woman crashed her van off the Main Street Bridge and plunged nearly 20 feet into the 7-feet deep Pigeon River. 

She was trapped inside, but two people nearby heard her screaming for help and were able to smash the windows of the van and pull her to safety. 

The woman, Amy Pero, made it out with only minor injuries, but she faces charges of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.

The two men who pulled her to safely were Chad Griffin, 42, and Jesse Ross, 66.

On Aug. 17 the Huron County Sheriff's Office awarded Ross with a life saving recognition award.

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