Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.
This week, we shine the spotlight on a story out of Mississippi. Sixteen-year-old Corion Evans was hanging out with some friends along the Pascagoula River when he spotted a car drive down the boat ramp and right into the water. He heard screaming coming from the car and, without hesitation, Corion jumped into the river and started to get the three teenage girls out of the vehicle.
A policeman, who arrived on the scene, dove into the water to help the girls to safety. As he was swimming back to shore, the girl he was helping started to panic and they started to go under. Corion heard him yell for help and saw him sinking, so he jumped back in and brought the officer and the girl to safety.
The driver of the car said she was following her GPS and didn’t know she was going into the water because it was dark out. All three girls were taken to the hospital and said to be okay. And, the Moss Point Police Department recognized Corion with a certificate of heroism for his bravery.
Learn more about this story as covered by ABC News.
We would also like to recognize 16-year-old high school student Corion Evans as this week’s ACC Hero.
Nominate a Hero of the Week
Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!