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Good Samaritans save driver after he crashed into pond

DUANESBURG -- State Police are crediting a couple of brave drivers for saving the life of a man whose car wound up in a pond.

Authorities say Colin Lomax was driving down Duanesburg Road shortly before 5:30 a.m. on Friday when his vehicle went off the south shoulder of the road. From there, they say the vehicle traveled across the parking lot of the Duanesburg Fire Department before hitting some shrubbery, a monument and a flag pole. The car then crashed though a fence and into a pond where it was nearly submerged.

A woman who was driving by at the time noticed the crash and drew the attention of a man who was passing by at the time. That man got into the pond in an attempt to get Lomax out. He was able to break the rear drivers side window, unbuckle the driver and keep Lomax's head above water, but was not able to get him out.

That's when another man, driving by at the time, noticed what was going on and stopped to help. That man, Kenny Frederick, 53, from Delanson, took a hammer from his toolbox, got into the pond and broke the driver's window and rear window on the car, where the men were able to pull Lomax out.

Officials say Lomax was semi-conscious when pulled out. He was taken to Ellis Hospital for treatment.