Colorado State Patrol honors men who rescued driver
June 7, 2010
DENVER (AP) – The Colorado State Patrol is honoring two men credited with saving the life of a driver whose car was submerged upside-down in a drainage canal in northern Colorado.
Christopher Lyons and Martin Murphy will meet with State Patrol Commander Col. James Wolfinbarger on Monday at the patrol’s Denver headquarters.
The patrol says Lyons and Murphy risked their own lives when they jumped into the canal to pull the driver from his car on Wednesday. The driver, a Fort Collins resident, was cited on charges of reckless driving and driving under the influence.
The patrol says Lyons is a soldier stationed at Fort Gordon, Ga., who was in Fort Collins to enroll his son at Colorado State University.
Murphy owns a Fort Collins construction and landscaping business.