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Red Cross Real Heroes: Justin Choiniere 

The week of November 22nd TV5 is going to introduce you to some of the Red Cross Real Hero award winners.Stories of neighbors helping neighbors, strangers coming together in a time of need.Justin left Hermon High School on that late November afternoon and decided to go and see his friend, they called another friend to join them, but when he arrived, something seemed wrong.”Went out to see what was going on with Jacob, he told me that he thought Johnna had gone off the bridge so we jumped in his truck, I really though he was just playing with me.””You wouldn’t have known anything it was so far down you probably would have seen the snowmobile bridge tore up but you know you could have thought somebody vandalized it or something, but you wouldn’t have ever been able to see the car.”Justin has known Johnna Kenney since middle school and it didn’t take long to recognize her car, even with it upside down.”Immediately when I saw the car I yelled back to Jacob you got to call 911.”Justin then made his way down the steep embankment to the waters edge.”She was screaming that somebody please help her, she knew she was going to die and then I jumped into the water and told her to hold on but she couldn’t hear me.””The first step I took brought me up to my knee, the second one brought me up to my waist, I could feel the current of the water.””It happened really quickly, and she was still screaming so I was trying to figure out how I was going to get the door open.