Leo Moody was driving home from work on a rural Maine road Monday night when he spotted an SUV submerged upside-down in shallow water and a frantic woman inside.
She told him her baby was trapped in the backseat.
Luckily he carries a knife with him for peeling apples or whittling wood, he told the Associated Press.
The 44-year-old logger dove into the frigid water and later recalled that he couldn’t feel his frozen hands as he sawed at the car-seat straps with a knife.
“I kept telling myself, ‘Don’t drop the knife.’”
After that ordeal he used CPR skills that he’d recently reviewed to revive the baby.
(READ the story from the Washington Post)
Story tip from Ellen – Photo by Maine State Police