After a young lady drove her car into the Atlantic Ocean by mistake, a young guy followed her in and helped her to safety.
When Mia Samolinski, then 18 years old, was attempting to move her Subaru Outback out of a parking place along the piers of Patchoque Bay on Long Island, she accidentally stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake.
Anthony Zhongor, a 17-year-old student of Samolinski, jumped out of his vehicle and instantly plunged in after her as a crowd began to form behind him.
Zhongor recalled, “She got really far down there and was hammering on the door, banging on the window, and attempting to smash the window, of course, and that sort of made me anxious, worried for her, so I just took my clothes off and went into the water,” he said.
Zhongor realized that the weight of his body lowered the nose of the vehicle down, putting the rear of the car above water level, and enabling Samolinski to escape via the back.
He recalled that he later realized that it was his classmate as “she simply came up to me and said, ‘Oh my God, thank you’.
Zhongor, who is on track to graduate this year, has been extended an invitation by the Samolinskis to attend Marines boot camp in South Carolina.