AURORA, Ill. (CBS) — In Aurora six firefighters along with seven police officers have been honored for their efforts in saving the life of a 14-year-old girl.
Steven Prosser said he can’t even begin to know how to thank the men who saved his daughter the night that she and three others were in a car that was submerged in a retention pond off of I-88.
“That night, when I got to Mercy, I thought I had lost my daughter based upon everything that I had heard walking into that door. But the action of these gentleman here saved my daughter and gave us the opportunity to celebrate this today,” he said.
Fourteen-year-old Annie Prosser and two others were pulled from the water. Annie was revived. Twenty-year-old Emory Diaz-Sepulveda died at the scene.
On Tuesday, Annie Prosser was laughing, talking, and – most importantly – alive.
“It feels good. I didn’t think I’d be this good,” she said.