Lowcountry UPS driver saves family after car lands in marsh

Published: Jul. 28, 2012 at 12:22 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 13, 2012 at 1:10 AM EDT
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LADY'S ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - UPS driver Eric Logan was on his route delivering packages when he saw a vehicle go off the road and rescued them.

Logan has been a UPS driver for 26 years and has delivering packages to customers from Frogmore to Fripp Island for years, but he's never had to deliver like he did this past Wednesday. He said it all happened while he was coming off of Harbor Island and saw a vehicle swerve to the left then shoot off to the right and go into the marsh.

"I could see that there were several children in the car so I secured my vehicle on the side of the road and ran over there, made sure some of the kids were okay from the impact before I removed them," said Logan. Then I got them out, carried some in my arms, some on my back and walked to of the older ones out. Then went back because the woman in the passenger side said the man had a known heard conditionn and she was afraid he had a heart attack because he blacked out at the wheel and that's why he lost control. So I helped revive him, got him coherant and talking.

Logan stayed there until first responders came and took over. Although many are calling him a hero, Logan said, "I don't feel that way. I just think it's something that needed to be done and I as the one the Lord put there to do it and I was glad to do it."

He said his main concern was making sure the family as OK.

Logan said the outpouring of support from the community has been overwhelming. He said all throughout his route on Friday, customers have been coming up to him, giving him hugs and other people have been rolling down their windows and hollering "hero" out to him.

However, Logan said the real heroes are the firefighters and first responders who do this every day.

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