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Riverdale pizza delivery man saves teen from drowning

Mack McKinney Mack McKinney

A pizza delivery man is credited with saving a teen from drowning at a Riverdale apartment complex Thursday night.

Mack McKinney works for Pizza Hut and was delivering an order at the Willow Way Apartments. He said when he drove in, people were waving frantically. He said he was not expecting what happened next.

"I opened the (car) door and the lady was like, 'Do you swim?' and I was like, 'Yeah, I swim.'"

A 13-year-old girl was at the bottom of the pool. Several people said she was there for five minutes. McKinney said there were lots of adults around, but apparently no one could get her out.

McKinney jumped in. He said he didn't think until he hit the water.

"I haven't done that (swimming) in like a minute, so when I jumped in, I was like, 'Whoa I forgot how to do this.' But then it snapped in and I got her out," said McKinney.

He pulled the teen out of the water and a woman who was a nurse performed CPR. The paramedics then arrived and rushed her to the hospital.

The teen was taken to Southern Regional Medical Center and then taken to by helicopter to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, where she was in stable condition Thursday night.

McKinney went back to delivering pizzas.

"I mean, I don't consider myself a hero. You know, I am a normal citizen, you know what I am saying, doing what I feel like most people would have done," said McKinney.

It is still unclear what led up to the girl being at the bottom of the pool.

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