BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- An elderly husband and wife who are lucky to be alive were reunited with a man who saved their lives.
On December 26, Murry and Iris Abrams got into a car crash along Boynton Beach Boulevard while they were driving home from the doctor. They were hit by another car, and the impact flipped their vehicle and sent them into a nearby canal.
Capt. Bob Eastberg of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue was off-duty and driving home when he witnessed the crash. He jumped into action to save the couple.
“In terms of what I was thinking, it was all reactionary to the years of training and number of similar calls that one would’ve run through the 32 years worth of time out in the field doing those types of calls.”
Murry and Iris, who have been married for 61 years, say they’re lucky to be alive.
“We had a chance in a thousand that someone would do anything," Murry Abrams said. "Most people don’t want to get involved. They say it’s terrible. We would’ve been gone.”
The Abrams don't live far from where the crash happened. They say they want to spend the rest of their lives making Eastberg proud that he saved them.
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