People Taking Action: Man saves couple in sinking SUV

Posted at 7:06 PM, Aug 29, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-29 19:06:47-04

Two people in Hampton have a lot to be thankful for today. 

Thanks to the quick actions of one of their neighbors, they are alive to tell their story. 

Jesie Joyner jumped into action when the couple's SUV became submerged in deep water. He says he used a hammer to break out one of the windows to free the couple from the vehicle. 

Couple rescued from sinking SUV in Hampton

For his heroic actions, NewsChannel 3 rewarded him with a People Taking Action Award and a $100 gift card from our partners at Southern Bank.