EL PORTAL, FLA. (WSVN) - A police officer has been bestowed an award after he helped save a woman after her car crashed into an El Portal canal.
El Portal Police officer Angel Lopez received the life-saving ribbon Tuesday night at El Portal City Hall.
The 35-year veteran helped a woman out of her vehicle after her car plunged into a canal.
“You do what you have to do. You don’t think about those things until later on. I did what I had to do,” Lopez said.
Police said she was involved in an incident, causing the car to careen through a construction site and plow through a fence before ending up in the canal.
Rescue crews were able to help pull her out of the water.
No one else was hurt.
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