RADFORD, Va. — It was just a regular day on the job until someone needed help. A Radford University employee sprung into action to save two people this week.
It was just another day of work. This one just happened to be along the beautiful New River. On Thursday, Sean McDonough and three other ground maintenance worker for Radford University were trimming near the river bank. McDonough heard some calls for help near the river.
"I was busy working like the rest of us and next thing I know Sean's getting himself ready to hop in the river. I thought, oh gosh, what's going on?" said Tray Etheridge, who witnessed the rescue.
McDonough was alerted about a woman and child trapped on the other side of the river, where it's deeper and the current is strong. They had fallen off an inflatable tube, and couldn't swim.