First-responder hospitalized after saving stranded driver from floodwaters
LEMONT – A first-responder from Lemont was hospitalized and later released Thursday after rescuing a driver whose car was swept up in the eddying floodwaters.
“He placed the safety of the motorist above his own,” said Lemont Police Chief Kevin Shaughnessy. “I'm very proud of the young man.”
The man was a Lemont Emergency Management officer assisting with traffic control at the road closure at 135th Street and Archer Avenue in the midst of Thursday morning's downpour.
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