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Off-duty Ala. paramedic rescues drowning man

Paramedic Mikey Ward was enjoying time at a lake in Fla. when he heard calls for help


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By Bill Carey

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. — An off-duty Alabama paramedic is being hailed as a hero for rescuing a man while vacationing in Florida.

Sumiton Fire & Rescue Paramedic Mikey Waid was enjoying time off along a lake in Escambia County when he heard calls to help a man who was drowning, WTVM reported.

Waid dove into the water and then pulled the man onto a boat that had come to assist.

The boat then came ashore and the man was turned over to Escambia County Fire & Rescue personnel and is expected to recover.