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A Florida sheriff's deputy and a motorist are lucky to be alive

DEBBIE ELLIOTT, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Debbie Elliott. Sheriff's Deputy William Hollingsworth was helping drivers during a heavy rainstorm in Pensacola, Fla., when he noticed a motorist disappear under the water. Hollingsworth rushed to his aid, but both men got sucked into a storm drain. It was captured on the deputy's body camera.

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WILLIAM HOLLINGSWORTH: I've never held my breath like that in my life.

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON: Me neither.

ELLIOTT: The two were soaked, but survived. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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