A high school soccer player in Ohio saved the life of his neighbor by lifting a 3,000-pound car from the man after the vehicle unexpectedly fell during repairs.
Zac Clark, 16, of Butler is praised as a hero after saving the life of his neighbor in an act of selflessness and superhuman strength.
On Saturday, Clark and his mother Lora were working in some flower beds outside their house while their neighbor was repairing his Volkswagen Passat in the area.
According to Mansfield New Journal, a loud bang and the shouts of his neighbor suddenly burst out of the peaceful neighborhood.
Zac Clark (photo), 16, praises a hero after saving his neighbor's life on Saturday by lifting a man's 3,000-pound car from the man
The car that Clark's 39-year-old neighbor was working on had slipped and fell directly on his chest.
Clark told Mansfield New Journal: & I turned around and saw him struggling. Instincts entered and I just ran over there, and I just thought I should get the car off of him. & # 39;
With his bare hands and adrenaline, the sophomore lifted the heavy car all by himself.
& # 39; I got a little rid of it and his wife and mother took it from underneath. Before you know it, he was taken to the hospital. It was crazy, & Clark said.
Clark (photo) from Butler, Ohio, lifted the fallen Volkswagen with only his hands and adrenaline
Clark (left) walks with his football coach Dave Carroll (right) to Clear Fork High School after the heroic rescue of Clark
His neighbor, who chose to remain anonymous, was taken to the hospital where he suffered cracked ribs and an injured face.
& # 39; He had a few cracked ribs and his face was pretty bad, but the doctors told him that if I wasn't there he would be dead, & # 39; Clark said Fox 8.
& # 39; I just thank God for putting me in the position and giving me the strength to do that. & # 39;
For most people the idea of lifting more than a thousand pounds is unimaginable, but for Clark it was instinct.
& # 39; I've always wanted to be a fireman and help people. The first thing that came to mind was to come there, do what I can do and do everything I can to help. & # 39;
A Volkswagen Passat (photo) is the car that has fallen on top of Clark's neighbor
Dave Carroll, Clark's football coach at Clear Fork High School, was the first to hear about the heroic achievement.
& # 39; I felt really cool because, I believe I was the first person to call after it all happened & # 39 ;, Carroll told the Mansfield News Journal.
& # 39; We have a young man in our soccer team here who illustrates everything you talk about as a soccer coach. & # 39;
& # 39; You always want players with courage and strength and do the right thing and don't hesitate when you are called. He did all those things. That's just great. & # 39;
Carroll published Monday about the event on the Facebook page of Clear Fork High School Football, in which he Clark & # 39; a real hero & # 39; called.
Carroll shared Clark & # 39; s amazing story on Facebook (photo) Monday night where people thanked Clark for his courage
Carroll said: & # 39; I put it on our team's Facebook page and it went crazy. People shared it and responded so positively. & # 39;
"In a world of bad news every minute, to hear a young man do something like that when young people make a bad rap in today's society, it's just great."
A commentator, who appears to be friends with Clark's neighbor, indicated how grateful he was for Clark's quick thinking.
Clark (right) and his mother Lora (left) pictured together in a dressing room at Clear Forks High School
He wrote: & # 39; Thank you, Zac Clark. The man you saved is a good friend of mine. I would not like to think of the world without it. I am grateful that you were in the right place at the right time and acted selflessly.
In the days since the accident, the family of the injured neighbor Clark visited several times to thank the heroic boy.
& # 39; They've stopped by a few times just to thank me and my mother for helping, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; Everyone asked what happened and just asked how I lifted a car … saving someone's life has been a crazy experience. & # 39;
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