A Bellevue man who helped rescue three people from a car that crashed into icy waters was honored today for his heroic act.
Terry Ingram received a Civilian Recognition Award from Sarpy County Sheriff Jeff Davis during the Sarpy County Board meeting.
Ingram, a local photographer, was photographing wildlife near Offutt Air Force Base on Jan. 11 when he looked up and saw an airborne vehicle.
The vehicle lost control on Harlan Lewis Road and hit a fire hydrant before landing upside down in an icy pond, partially submerging.
Ingram immediately called 911, then rushed into the frigid water, pulling the stranded passengers to safety. The passengers were treated for hypothermia and released from the hospital – thanks to Ingram’s quick-thinking.
Sheriff Davis presents the Civilian Recognition Award to people who help prevent tragedies and save lives in the county.
Sheriff Davis also present Ingram – a Tennessee Volunteers fan – with a Nebraska Cornhuskers hat.