DCHS Student to Be Honored for Rescuing Woman From Sinking Car

A sophomore at Daviess County High School is being recognized by the Daviess County Fiscal Court. The recognition will honor Eric Holder after he saved a woman from her sinking vehicle.

Holder and his father were driving to their farm in Whitesville to go turkey hunting when they encountered heavy water over the road that caused their truck to briefly hydroplane. After stopping their truck, they saw a small car in the field beside the road, about to sink underwater. At first, they assumed the car was empty, but then Holder heard a woman’s voice calling for help.

Holder instructed the driver to exit her car through the window and helped her safely to the road, where the Holders kept her warm in their truck and provided hot coffee while waiting for first responders and watching as the car sank completely underwater.

Holder is a student in Matt Brannon’s emergency procedures class at DCHS, where students learn skills such as assessing and responding to emergency situations, first aid, and other lifesaving actions.

The recognition ceremony will start at 5 p.m. on May 16th.



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