Firefighters Who Rescued Kids From Submerged Car Honored

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The rescuers who pulled five children from a car that crashed into a St. Louis Park retention pond were honored for their bravery Thursday night.

The men braved frigid conditions on Nov. 21, 2013, when a car swerved off the road and into a pond. They say they are not heroes.

“We were still doing our job [that we were] trained to do,” said Cpt. Paul Rosholt of the St. Louis Park Fire Department.

But for many, the efforts of these firefighters displayed superior courage and teamwork.

A car with two adults and five children had swerved off of Highway 100 and into a retention pond.

“When we arrived we found two police officers standing about waist deep in water and two adults standing on top of a car that was submerged about three foot under water,” said St. Louis Park Firefighter Tim Smith.

He says the…

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