After making an unsuccessful effort to take her own life on the morning of November 12, a woman was spared thanks to the courageous actions of a man from Utah who jumped into a frigid river.
Dane Entze and his wife had just returned from an anniversary trip abroad for the weekend with their two children.
When they came across the site of what would be another “life-altering moment,” they were crossing John’s Hole Bridge in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the identical spot where the couple had their first date. This bridge was also the location of their first kiss.
According to what the man, who is 36 years old, told Fox Weather, his wife saw a car drive down the boat ramp and entering the sea as she was gazing down from the bridge above at the boat ramp below.
“Upon looking down from the bridge above,” he said, “looking down at the boat ramp below.”
Dane rushed out of the car as his wife dialed the emergency number, scaled a barbed wire fence, and ran to the boat launch while she was on the phone.
He claimed that he saw the vehicle being swept away by the Snake River’s very strong currents as it flowed downstream. But just then, a woman came out, and he yelled to her, asking whether she was all right.
After saying to Dane, “I’m committing suicide, and I don’t want to live anymore,” she started swimming away from the coast after making her decision known.
Dane uttered the following words to her: “I don’t know who you are, but I’m here, and I love you, and I’m going to assist you.”
During the time that her vehicle was being consumed by the river, he swiftly swam around 120 feet away from the bank in order to pull the woman back to the bank, despite the fact that the water was freezing and the temperature outside was 19 degrees.
Entze said that the woman did not have the strength to oppose him and asked to be left alone, but he rejected her request. He said she did not have enough strength to resist him.
He shared his realization with the Fox digital staff, saying, “I knew we were out of time.”
After arriving to offer aid, the first responders transported the patient to the hospital in a stable condition so that they could conduct an evaluation of the patient’s mental health and provide extra support. In addition to that, they extracted the submerged vehicle.
The public information officer for the Idaho Falls Fire Department stated, “We would want to convey our gratitude to the Good Samaritan who risked their own life to save another.”
“We would like to show our gratitude to the Good Samaritan who risked their own life to save another.” We have a lot to be thankful for, including the fact that both parties were able to get out of the frigid water.
Dane stated that it opened his eyes to the struggles that other people go through. Since then, he has communicated with the woman’s family, and they are looking forward to meeting him in the near future.