WATAUGA COUNTY, N.C.-- Three Appalachian State students are being credited with saving a man’s life after a traumatic situation on Sunday.

Watauga County Sheriff’s Deputy William Watson, told the Watauga Online, he responded to a call of a man who had jumped out of a moving car on Highway 321 South. The deputy said three Appalachian State University students immediately stopped and move the man out of the roadway to avoid him being run over. They then administered aid and comfort until Medics and the Sheriff’s Office arrived.

The students were in no way involved in the male jumping from the car, but were witnesses and were of great assistance, according to Watson’s report obtained by the online news site, who first reported the story.

The students who are all freshman at ASU were identified Mikayla Capps, Jared Hicks and Autumn Misch.

“When a lot of people would of kept driving and expecting the next car to stop and help, these students took immediate action to help a complete stranger and helped save his life. If they had not stopped and immediately dragged the male out of the road to the grass, he would of most likely been ran over. I cannot express how proud I am of these three students”, deupty Watson added.

Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman also noted that their swift action probably saved a life and averted an unsuspecting motorist from a horrible and life-altering tragedy as well.

Watauga Online