May 18th, 2008
07:48 PM ET

Prom Night Rescue

How many people can show up a little late to prom with the excuse, "Oh, I had to help rescue someone on the way over"?  Sarah Ridgeway and Andrew Voiles could say that.  As Ridgeway pointed out, they were both EMT students, and they both got the opportunity to use what they'd learned in class to help someone in need.  The fact that they were on their way to prom makes this story even better:  It shows that nothing – not even prom – can stop some people from doing the right thing.  (Plus, they still made it to the dance, which is AWESOME.)

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Laura

    Wow! That is so amazing! I really wish more people were this giving. If everyone did one nice thing a year like these people think of how much of an impact to our world there would be!

    May 19, 2008 at 9:17 am |
  2. Dale

    Hey Carl your my favorite anchorman, your the bomb. But with this topic i think alot of people can get away with it . I mean they payed for the ticket and if they want to waste their money and show up late so be it.

    PS Mr. Carper is my favorite teacher!

    May 19, 2008 at 10:20 am |
  3. Sara

    I thought it was awesome for them to possibly sacrifice their evening together to help the other couple in need. Sometimes people only think of their momentary happiness; but, these two were truly caring people and a GREAT example. Keep it up! 😀

    May 19, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  4. Hera

    Amazing! I would never have enough courage

    May 19, 2008 at 6:19 pm |
  5. evie

    yeah i really doubt i would have believed them. Plus after all that hubba bub I don't think I would have been in the mood to start dancing the night away. I would have kept worrying about the couple.

    May 19, 2008 at 7:45 pm |
  6. Haley

    The high school kids saved that couples lives and will be known as heros there whole lives!!!!

    May 19, 2008 at 9:00 pm |
  7. celinna

    That is so brave to help someone while on your way to prom. That shows how responsible and caring you are towards another person.It also shows how much you learned and how good you paid attention.

    May 20, 2008 at 5:48 pm |
  8. Dale

    WOW!! I wish that I was that brave! I would probably freak out and call my dad! PS: CARL IS AWESOME!!!

    May 20, 2008 at 10:43 pm |
  9. Will

    Thats almost the opposite that happened to my brother, his date drank alchohaul on the way to prom! This wasn't the olny thing either, his best friends date did the same thing and their other friend broke up with his date at the prom! This just goes to show that prom can be both a good and a bad thing.

    May 20, 2008 at 11:33 pm |
  10. Devin

    That's amazing how they just forgot about the prom and decided to help some random person they probably didn't know. It goes to show that some people are not self-centered and actually care what happens to people around them. I'm not saying that some people don't do that, but the fact that they're actually being reconized for it is a good thing, maybe it will help other people make that decision too.

    May 21, 2008 at 1:30 pm |
  11. Kennedymarie

    I think that is totally cool how they saved put aside their own needs to save someone else's life. Especially on a night when it was going to be all about them. Awesome!

    May 21, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  12. lizzie

    i think that this is totally awsome...you get to help someone and still make it to your prom to party is a really great thing and i would love to meet sarah and andrew they sound like real heros

    May 21, 2008 at 4:36 pm |
  13. Gretchen

    I think those guys are so cool! They helped rescue people with car trouble then brag about it at prom night, sounds awesome!

    May 21, 2008 at 7:57 pm |
  14. Mike

    This is just like something out of a comic! Some people on the way to a prom stop and help those in need! It's incredible!

    May 22, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  15. Sarah

    If others were like this the world would be a better place. People need to start caring about these things.

    May 22, 2008 at 6:49 pm |
  16. Alexa

    wow! that is so cool. someone that is that nice... you know that they wiil be a "someone" one day and no one is going to stop them. we need kind people like this couple in the world. if people started to care about others like this the world would be a better place. i am so proud of them.

    June 4, 2008 at 9:22 am |
  17. Abigail

    I think the most intresting news where the olympics torch protest and the gas prices

    June 6, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  18. Estefania

    I think the most intresting news where gas prices, The earth quake in china

    June 6, 2008 at 5:15 pm |
  19. Abigail

    I think the most intresting news where the gas prices, and when the to teens got expelled for kissing

    June 6, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
  20. Nika

    Wow, they are like heros but on prom so cool.

    June 21, 2008 at 12:39 pm |