2 Men Rescue Disabled Florida Veteran From Pond: Authorities

Robert Lunay's wheelchair rolled into the pond, but he was not injured

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    The 79-year-old man's wheelchair rolled into a pond, authorities said.

    Two Good Samaritans are being praised after authorities say they rescued a disabled veteran whose wheelchair rolled into a southwest Florida pond.

    Lealman Police said 79-year-old Robert Lunay was sitting in his wheelchair overlooking a pond Friday night when his wheelchair slipped and he fell into the water. Lunay is a double amputee.

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    Robert Fields and Norman Steers happened to be nearby and heard Lunay calling for help. They jumped into the water and pulled him to shore.

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    Lunay was not injured.

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    Lealman Fire Capt. Larry Thompson said "this could have ended tragically" if the two men had not rushed to action.

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