Garrett Popovich says he was at the right place at the right time. The CFX Road Ranger is now being hailed as a hero for saving a driver from nearly drowning in his car. Popovich was driving along State Road 417 near Lake Nona last month, when he saw a car sinking in a retention pond. As Popovich got closer, he quickly realized the driver was still inside.
“I remember putting my vehicle in park and looking over and just seeing a hand print,” Popovich said. “It was one of the most gut-wrenching things.”
He grabbed a glass breaker from his truck, jumped into the water and swam out to the car. He was able to rescue the driver from the sinking car and pull him to shore. When the accident happened, the driver was en route to pick up his 2-year-old son.
The CFX board proclaimed March, 14, 2019 as “Garrett Popovich Day.” Popovich says he’s just glad he was “able to make sure that that 2-year-old son still has a father today.”