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    Passersby Save Children From River

    A photo provided by Chris Wilden shows acar in the Logan River in Utah Saturday Dec. 31, 2011, after the car was flipped upright by rescuers who saved three children trapped in the car.  The car plunged off an embankment into the river and Wilden shot out the car's window with a handgun and cut a seat belt to help free the children after the accident.  (AP Photo/Chris Wilden)

    Chris Wilden / AP Photo

    Here’s your feel-good story for the day. A crash on Saturday left three children and their father trapped in their car, overturned in an icy Utah river and filling with water. Fortunately former police officer Chris Willden jumped in the water and shot out a window. When he couldn’t reach the children, eight other passersby climbed down the embankment and helped. One girl had found an air pocket and was breathing fine; another had to be given CPR. Everyone in the car survived.

    Read it at Associated Press