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Woman credited with 2nd water rescue in recent years

Associated Press

Allendale – A Michigan woman who says helping those in need is in her nature is being credited with helping save a motorist from a vehicle in water for a second time in recent years.

Tamy Geerts recounted Saturday’s rescue to WOOD-TV , saying she was “terrified” somebody might be inside when she saw a car sinking in a lake in Ottawa County’s Allendale Township.

The Grand Valley State University security officer who lives nearby says helped get the man out of a window and pulled him to shore as emergency crews arrived. He was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Geerts recalled that a few years ago she pulled another man from a car that rolled into a pond. She says she’s been in the “right place at the right time.”