WOOD COUNTY, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Three men were honored Wednesday night saving a boy from a burning car after a crash last weekend. As we've reported, police say a 16-year-old driver lost control and hit another car just outside Pittsville.
In that car was 46-year-old Rhonda Sherman, and her boyfriend's 3-year old son Christopher. Sherman was thrown from the car, but the boy was trapped inside when it quickly started on fire. Three men say they did all they could to get him out.
John Losievski says, "The car started on fire in the front, and that's when Christopher started crying. We all had an agreement, we weren't going to leave him in the car, even if it was injury to ourselves."
Jim Knutson added, "We just did what we did because we were there."
Jim says he went in first, but the smoke got to him. Next the third man, Josh Calaway got Christopher out of his car seat. And finally, John jumped in and pulled the boy out. The men say moments later... the entire car went up in flames.
Christopher's parents say they'll always be thankful for the men and their bravery.
"It means everything for me to be here and meet the men that saved my son's life. If it wasn't for them I'd be planning a funeral right now," said Christopher's mom, Megan White, choking back tears.
Pittsville Emergency Responders honored the men with Lifesaver Awards. But the men say seeing Christopher run around was the best part.
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