Men who saved driver from Wicomico river recognized
SALISBURY, Md. – Hero. A four letter word that’s defined as a person who is admired or idealized for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
A word that justly fits Andrew Lunn, Steven Price, Joshua Mechalske and Greg Andrews. Four men who acted without thinking twice to save Roger Bowden’s life.
“I’m very thankful to have the opportunity to come here tonight and show my appreciation,” said Bowden.
On Tuesday, Bowden, a resident at the Anchorage Healthcare Center, along with other members of the community, got to thank and honor the four Anchorage employees for working together to get Bowden to safety. After he accidentally plunged his car into the Wicomico river back in June.
“I saw the guy getting the life preserver. Me and him threw it out there to Andrew. Andrew jumped in the water, swam over to the guy put the life preserver around him and we just pulled him in to the ladder,” said said Human Resources Floor Tech Steven Price.
“You kind of just go into that mode and you know let’s help this guy out,” said Director of Food Service Greg Andrews.
That day, Bowden was rescued by the employees. Two of whom were former lifeguards. And he says that was nothing short of a miracle.
“There’s no way that anybody could say that the Lord wasn’t in it,” said Bowden.
And when asked how it felt to be recognized as a hero their response was nothing more than humble. Simply saying they did what they needed to, to save a man’s life. And that they’d do it all again.
“It makes me just a regular person I guess just the deed was heroic and everybody can be a hero,” said Lunn.
“I don’t really think I’m the hero. It’s just something that we do not thinking you just trying to save a life that’s all,” said Price.