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Security woman looking to find man who rescued her from floodwaters

She says she never got to thank him before he left
Posted at 8:21 PM, Jul 19, 2020

SECURITY — Last Wednesday’s floods in security nearly left one woman without her life. Now she’s asking for help to find the man who saved her.

Wednesday was like any other day for Dorothy Vickers

“I was just trying to cross the street,” Vickers said.

She and her husband can walk to their jobs—him at a nearby Sonic—and her at a daycare, just across Main Street from their apartment.

She had to pick up her paycheck before the end of the day.

“It was raining really hard that day,” she said.

Water had begun to rise on Main Street as it commonly does during heavy storms.

“It was up above that curb,” she said.

She doesn’t own a car. She’d made it safely across in rainy conditions many times before… until Wednesday.

“I made it halfway across, when I was trying to get to the other side of the light, and the current literally swept me out from under my feet,” Vickers said. “It was just going so fast I couldn’t grab onto anything. Next thing I do is I yell for help and then a guy comes running along he’s like I’m gonna get you out, I’m gonna get you out.”

She couldn’t stand up. So that man, as well as her husband’s boss from sonic, pulled her to safety.

“He made sure I was okay, offered to call an ambulance,” she said. “I didn’t get a chance to thank him he left before I could tell him thank you.”

Now she’s hoping someone out there knows him, so she can meet him, and pass along a message.

“You’re a really good person… and I really thank them it took a lot of courage to do that,” she said. “And they didn’t have to, and they saved my life and I want to thank them for that.”

She said there were a lot of people who witnessed the rescue and says she knows someone out there knows who he is.

News 5 is putting out the call—if you are that man who saved Vickers last Wednesday, or you know who it was---we want to put you in touch her. You can email us at or reach out to us on social media.

As for Vickers, she said she’s never going cross the road in those conditions again.

“Turn around, don’t drown,” she said.