A Ukrainian man visiting Long Island, New York, after fleeing the war in Ukraine, sprang into action earlier this week to rescue a driver who’d crashed into a canal. Volodymyr Zubko had only been in the States for a few days when he witnessed a car crash into a canal at a marina in Freeport. Without hesitating, Zubko jumped into the water to help rescue the driver.
Moments later, a Nassau County police officer joined the effort, and together, the two men were able to pull the driver from the vehicle, likely saving his life. The man was taken to a nearby hospital and is reportedly in critical condition.
When asked if he considers himself a hero, Zubko says, “No, I don’t think so. I just helped someone.” But Freeport Fire Department executive director Ray Maguire disagrees and would happily welcome Zubko to their team. “He did a phenomenal job,:” Maguire says, “And if he stays more than a month, I’m getting him an application to join the fire department.”
Source: MY FOX 8