No doubt, it will be a Valentine’s Day that John Thorington will remember. He ended the day a hero.
Thorington, 52, of Palm Harbor, was visiting a friend at her home in Dunedin near the intracoastal waterway on Feb. 14. Around 3 p.m., they were chatting in the backyard when they heard a screech, then saw a car flash by as it headed toward the water.
“It sounded like the driver hit something,” Thorington said. “We heard the commotion, and we had already started running over there.”
Thorington says it only took about a minute for him and some neighbors to reach the car in the water. By the time they got to it, the car was half submerged in the water, which had risen up to the seats inside.
The car’s driver, Nicole L. Glazier, 28, of Clearwater, was panicked.
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