Man rescues wheelchair-bound man found face-down in water outsid - WNCT

Man rescues wheelchair-bound man found face-down in water outside ballpark

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UTAH -

Call it divine intervention or just plain lucky.  A field supervisor in Utah was working an amateur baseball game when he went to fetch a home run ball.  But it was something outside the field that made it a night he would never forget.

Bart Griffiths spotted a wheelchair knocked over in the bushes down below. "His legs were, right here, but his body was down with the ducks,” described Griffiths.  "I jumped in there, lifted him up just to get his face out of the water, and then, I yelled at him, 'Are you okay?'"

Police say a 62-yr.-old man had fallen face-down into the water.  Griffiths says it's hard to say how long he had been down there alone.  He also says the 62-yr.-old man is recovering just fine.  He was actually cited for intoxication, which police say may have caused his trouble.

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