Cyclones hailed as heroes after saving woman from drowning in TX

68
Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 3:54 PM

Jahlas alerted his friends, who quickly sprung into action.  According to the police report, Jack Spreen (a senior linebacker), Joe Doran (freshman LB in 2015-16) and Lazard raced out of the hotel and toward the water, jumping in and swimming to the car.

Cyclones hailed as heroes after saving woman from drowning in TX

A spring crack ride in March turned into a life-saving occasion for a grouping of IA State football players. 

Several members of the Cyclones saved a woman from drowning after she drove her car into a canal in South Padre Island, Texas, on March 16. 

A police report detailing what happened was released Thursday, and one of the IA State players, senior linebacker Anthony Lazard, recounted the moments in an article published by The Des Moines Register. 

Lazard told the Register that Josh Jahlas, a senior linebacker, was standing on the balcony of his hotel room when he saw a car go into Laguna Madre Bay. Jahlas alerted his friends, who quickly sprung into action. 

According to the police report, Jack Spreen (a senior linebacker), Joe Doran (freshman LB in 2015-16) and Lazard raced out of the hotel and toward the water, jumping in and swimming to the car. Once there, they saw the woman -- later identified as twenty-two-year-old Luisa Maria Castro -- unsuccessfully attempting to crack the windshield glass as the water rose inside. 

"She was like, 'Obtain me out! Obtain me out! Obtain me out!'" Lazard told the Register.

"I was getting worried that we were going to look this girl drown to death, because number matter how tough we were hitting it, it [the glass] wasn't cracking or spidering for a while." 

After the players failed to crack the driver'south side window, Spreen told police that they created a large sufficient hole in the damaged windshield to draw Castro out and safely to shore.

"That car totally sank in less than a minute, and if not for them jumping into the water and pulling the driver out, she'd most certainly have drowned," witnessing officer Michael Schiltz said in a statement released by the South Padre Island Public Information Officer. 

Three other Cyclones -- Jahlas (a senior linebacker), Spencer Benton (a sophomore defensive end) and Matt Swoyer (a Jr defensive back in 2015-16) -- helped the woman once she got to shore. 

Castro, 22, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, police said. 

She called the IA State players heroes for their actions. 

"I've number words to express how appreciative I'm of them," Castro said in an interview with the Register. "Even when I messaged them, I still felt that the words or what I was saying to them to thank them and how grateful I was -- it just felt love that wasn't enough." 

READ ALSO
Union: Banco Santander Could Near up to four hundred twenty-five Spain Offices

Union: Banco Santander Could Near up to four hundred twenty-five Spain Offices

The CCOO union said in a statement late Thursday that it'll deal with Santander executive to attempt to create sure that the closures result in "voluntary and not traumatic" ramifications for bank employees.

41
VW Recalls Diesel Passats; Wiring Trouble Can Cause Fires

VW Recalls Diesel Passats; Wiring Trouble Can Cause Fires

The recall covers midsize Passats from the two thousand twelve through two thousand fourteen model years. VW says wire seals in an electrical connector weren't properly assembled and can let water touch electrical terminals.

67
Spanish Central Bank: Powerful Growth, but Risks Expand

Spanish Central Bank: Powerful Growth, but Risks Expand

The Bank of Spain predicts in a quarterly report that gross domestic product will widen by 2.7 % this year and 2.3 % in two thousand-seventeenth. Those forecasts are slightly lower than previous predictions because it says risks to the economy have "worsened...

60