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Michael Fiers with Jason's Collision Center in Paducah acted quickly Friday morning to save a man trapped in a car submerged in a creek by Interstate 24, the McCracken County Sheriff's Office says.

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — A Paducah man who works for a local automotive body shop is being hailed for his heroism after the McCracken County Sheriff's Office says he saved a man trapped in a car that was submerged in a creek. 

Friday morning, 35-year-old Michael Fiers, who works at Jason's Collision Center in Paducah, was driving along Interstate 24 when he saw a car in a creek along the road, the sheriff's office says. The driver — 59-year-old Kenneth Smith of Paducah — was trapped inside the car, and Fiers rushed into the water to help. Fiers was able to pull Smith to safety as emergency responders were arriving at the scene. 

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Multiple agencies responded to a creek by I-24 in McCracken County Friday after a man's car drove into the water. 

Sheriff's deputies responded at 10:37 a.m. The Reidland-Farley Fire Department, Mercy Regional EMS and the McCracken County Office of Emergency Management responded to the crash as well. 

Smith was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. 

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The sheriff's office says Fiers was able to pull the man out of the water before as emergency responders arrived. 

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"The outcome of this collision could have been drastically different had it not been for the quick thinking and actions of Mr. Fiers," the sheriff's office says in a news release. "We here at the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office would like to publicly recognize Mr. Fiers on a job well done!"