It was a typical day in Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire, England, until a man in his 70s accidentally drove his car into a lake.

Thankfully for the man, he was surrounded by heroes that day. As soon as people saw what had happened they sprang into action.

Several people dove into the lake and swam out to the quickly-sinking car.

Eventually the passers-by managed to get the pensioner out of the car before it sank. Credit: SWNS

Eventually the passers-by managed to get the pensioner out of the car before it sank. Credit: SWNS

Though they had difficulty getting the doors open at first, they were finally able to rescue the man and get him to safety.

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