02/15/2012 01:41 pm ET

A Valentine's Hero: John Thorington Rescues Driver From Submerged Car

No doubt, it will be a Valentine's Day that John Thorington will remember. He ended the day a hero.

Thoringon, 52, of Palm Harbor, was visiting a friend at her home in Dunedin near the intracoastal waterway on Feb. 14. Around 3 p.m., they were chatting in the backyard when they heard a screech, then saw a car flash by as it headed toward the water.

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