Coweta County, and most of metro Atlanta, was under a flash flood warning Thursday night.
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They said the car lay submerged nearly half way up the driver’s side window, and the two were able to pull him out of the car and swim him back to the bank, the news station reported.
“(Oakes) grabbed the chest area. I got the legs, and we carried him,” Laughlin said.
They said their Civil Air Patrol training is what helped them during the suspeceful rescue.
“The adrenaline was going through us, but with all the training, you want to remain calm and control of your breathing,” Oakes said.
By the time the two had the man out of the car, Laughlin said the water had risen to the car’s roof.
The man was treated and released from a nearby hospital, Channel 2 reported.
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