Tuesday night a driver plunged his car into the canal.
A group of guys fishing witnessed it.
"We just heard this huge fire pop and a loud bang,” said Adam Frate.
Police say the driver was trying to kill himself.
"W rushed over here and see this large guy floating on the water," Frate said.
Frate called 911. But it was 24-year-old Michael Hall that came to his rescue.
Hall was driving home from a softball game when he was flagged down to help.
"We got out of the car and we just saw a man struggling for his life,” Michael Hall said.
The current washed him under the bridge.
"I was telling him to swim to me swim to me. And he was really incoherent.
Kind of flapping his arms around and he was really out of it,” Hall said.
Hall created a chain with his friends from the side of the canal to the water for support.
“At one point he went really limp. I thought he actually died. I wasn't sure what happened and that's when I new I had to go in, " Hall said.
That's when hall let go of his friend and went farther into the water to pull the man to safety.
"He was a pretty big man so I was kind of afraid if he decided to panic I was afraid he would take me down with him," Hall said.
The man was taken to the hospital and is doing okay.
A day later people stood in awe as crews pulled the wreckage from the water.
And wondered about the man who saved the day.
"The man that jumped in last night, he's got to be rated as a hero," said Carol Quinn. “He's the one that's absolutely amazing. It was at night and couldn't see. He risked his own life to save a complete stranger.”
"I don't feel any different I don't think I'm a hero," said Hall, "I fell like anybody would do what I did. I was just in the right place at the right time," he continued.
Mike says he's not even a good swimmer and was nervous. But, says he wouldn’t hesitate to do it again.
The driver is being treated at Strong Hospital. Police say he’s on a mental hygiene arrest.