By CBS3 Staff

NEWARK, N.J. (CBS) — A heroic rescue is captured on video in New Jersey after a man drove into Newark Bay. Two people jumped in to help the driver — one of them was an amputee with one leg.

The 29-year-old is a certified swim instructor and lifeguard. He was in the right place at the right time as the car was quickly sinking.

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The driver was not injured.

Officials say the gas pedal may have malfunctioned, causing him to go into the water.

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