Homeless people save Florida mother and three children from drowning in their car

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LAKE WORTH, Fla. -- A mother and her three children were saved from their drowning car by a group of homeless people in a Florida park Saturday.

The woman had lost control of her vehicle, and ended up going through a guardrail into a canal late Saturday night near John Prince Park.

That's where Chris Schuddekopf and some other homeless people spend their nights. They all jumped into action when they saw the accident. He says he and his friends each helped to pull out the three kids and their mother from the sinking car.

“Feels good. Real good. Glad they are alive,” Schuddekopf said. “We ran from the pavilion, came over here, jumped in the water and saved them.”

“One of the other homeless guys staying here jumped in the water and went to the other side. Pulled each one out. Each kid out one by one plus the mom and we all carried them up the hill,” Schuddekopf said. “We are here to save. It says on our drivers’ license we are supposed to help anytime there is an accident. We are here. We are citizens of Palm Beach County.”

The mother and her kids are all expected to recover.

The crash remains under investigation.

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