CALN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — A Coatesville man who works as a UPS driver is being hailed as a hero jumping into action to save a family from floodwater last Thursday.
Twenty-one-year-old Joe Hilferty pulled two children and a dog from a car that was stranded at the underpass at SEPTA’s Thorndale Station in Caln Township, Chester County.READ MORE: Shooting Inside Lancaster's Park City Center Mall Leaves Some Employees Feeling 'Not Exactly Safe'
He said he was putting air in his tires at a nearby Wawa when he heard a woman calling for help because her daughters were trapped in the car.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Coolest Day Since May As Sweater Weather Continues
“I hopped over and assisted her, told her to roll down the windows so I could get the two little girls out of the car so I reached my hands in there and unbuckled the seat and got them out,” Hilferty said. “After I gave one of the little girls to the trooper, that was around 20 feet away, I went back, got the other girl and handed her to the mother.”MORE NEWS: 2 Separate Chester Shootings Leave Man Dead, 2 Others Injured
After rescuing the two girls, Hilferty worked with the trooper at the scene to get the dog from the car.