N.C. Teen Heroes Credit God for Rescue

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Many people in Raleigh, N.C., are calling six teenagers heroes for their efforts to rescue four passengers from a car after an automobile accident.

Officials are praising the teens for saving lives. But the young heroes say God is the one who deserves the glory.

The teens were swimming in nearby Mill Creek when they heard a loud crash.

"You heard this thing just hit the side of the ground. It was just a loud smack," Jeremy Jones, one of the six teens, recalled.

A Dodge Neon had crashed into a tree while traveling at an estimated speed of more than 70 miles-an-hour along Williford Road.

Officials with the North Carolina Highway Patrol said all four passengers would have died, if it had not been for the quick-thinking of the group of teenagers from Southern Wayne High School.

"We heard tires squeeling and then all of the sudden we heard a big boom. And we all got out of the water and we ran up -- bathing suits, no shoes, no shirt -- ran up, and we ran past the car because we couldn't see it because it was actually wrapped in vines from the trees," Jones said.

Jones, 18, and his five friends ripped the vines off the car. What they saw next, Jones said, was shocking.

"We pulled this first guy out and he's all bloodied up and his girlfriend comes out and then another girl comes out," Jones explained.

"And then they said there was another guy, but he wasn't wearing a seat belt," he continued. "He was underneath the car that rolled up underneath the tree and there was a dead log on top of him."

Three of the teens lifted the car and the log off the driver. The vehicle caught fire just a few moments later.

"We thought he was dead and he said, 'Uh-huh' and he started breathing and we toted him out to the road and the car caught on fire," Jones said.

The teens managed to rescue all four passengers before first responders arrived on the scene. Although they're considered heroes in most everyone's eyes, they believe God definitely had a hand in the rescue.

"I just don't want to take the glory for it, none of us do," Jones said.

When asked by a reporter, "Who gets glory?," Jones replied, "God. He put us in the right place at the right time."

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