LYNCHBURG — A Houston man was honored by the U.S. Coast Guard for rescuing a driver whose car plunged off the Lynchburg Ferry ramp on New Year’s Eve, 2021.
The shocking incident was captured on a surveillance video that was just publicly released.
Robert “Cody” Moore was going to eat with his family and friends at the Monument Inn when the car came whizzing by.
“We were watching the ships go in and out,” said Robert Moore’s wife, Karen Moore.
Karen Moore and their five children spoke to ABC13 hours after the award ceremony.
“All of the sudden, this car literally drives off the ferry landing, and it was like a movie,” said Karen Moore.
In the video, Robert Moore ran up to the edge of the ramp. He appeared to shout at the driver before he jumped in and swam up to the car. The couple’s children, including 11-year-old Levi, were nearby.