‘Thank God they’re not dead,’ says Plantation proprietor who pulled man, daughter from outpost in canal

A morning invert for a Plantation male incited into a drastic rescue when he pulled a motorist and immature lady from a outpost that had plunged into a roadside canal.

The Plantation Fire Department is crediting Jephtah Thomas, 58, for jumping into a waterway and rescuing a dual after their automobile careened off Sunrise Boulevard nearby Northwest 46th Avenue about 7:15 a.m. Friday.

Thomas pronounced he was streamer to his pursuit during a Lifetime Athletic Club in Boca Raton, where he repairs aptness equipment. He didn’t see a automobile expostulate off a road, though listened a dash — and it was adequate to make him stop and look.

“You could hear a crack,” he said. “When we looked we saw a automobile sinking. we had to stop. we called 911 right away.”