SARASOTA- In this years, Carnegie Hero Fund Commission annual report, it features a man who saved two lives in Sarasota back in 2015.

Clifford Wright and Patricia Cothern will never forget January 13, 2015.

A day Cothern would have died along with two other people inside a vehicle after it ends up in the water.

The driver lost control while backing out and ended up in the pond.

The front seat passenger got out on their won but the backseat passenger, Cothern who is legally blind was trapped until wright pulled her out of the car.

After wright made sure she was safe, he then helped the driver with only seconds to spare.

Here’s the first report of 2015

Since then, he’s received a certificate of merit from the Sarasota Police Department and in January, he received a recognition and medal from the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

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Krystel Knowles

Krystel Knowles joined SNN in February of 2016. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelors in Mass Communications and minors in News Editorial and Telecommunication Production. Krystel is trilingual- fluent in Spanish, English and French (and picked up some Portuguese while studying abroad in Brazil).
Krystel started her career in print journalism. She was a correspondent for the St. Pete Times Newspaper, staff writer for Focus Magazine, and head reporter and photographer for South Tampa community news publication. In 2011, she made the switch from print to broadcast journalism. She has since worked as a photojournalist for Fox 35 in Orlando, and also as a photojournalist/multimedia journalist for ABC action news in Tampa.
Although she was born in Tampa, Krystel moved to New Port Beach, California within a few months. She then spent 8 years in Lima, Peru before moving to Miami, Florida. While living in Peru, Krystel danced at the National School of Ballet and sang in a choir.
Her passion for ballet led Krystel to figure skating in 2015. Her other hobbies include: skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, and traveling.