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The Miracle of the Sinking SUV

In 2010, a severe thunderstorm packing 60- to 80-mile-per-hour winds and hail descended over the city of Pueblo, Colorado. The storm dumped more than three inches of rain in less than two hours, and drainage systems couldn’t keep up.

At the intersection of 29th street and I-25, driving home in her SUV from her job at Wendy’s, Charlene Deherrera was caught in a flash flood. She cannot swim. All four windows in the SUV were rolled up.

The SUV began to sink….

Four men came to her rescue. The first was Dr. Rocky Khosla. Try as he might, he could not break the safety glass of the car’s windshield and windows.

In the nick of time, when the car had become fully submerged, one of the men, Howard Absets, an unemployed store manager, somehow grabbed hold of the woman and pulled her out of the car.

When the SUV was towed out, all four windows were still rolled up and the windshield was intact.

This is from the transcript of Rocky Khosla’s account of what happened:

“Out of instinct with my left hand still on the luggage rack I reach in with my right arm where the driver windows would be and I was able to put my arm inside the vehicle.

Somehow Charlene is able to get the window down just far enough for Howard to reach his arm inside [the] SUV. [...]

I reach down too.

He happened to get under her left arm.[...]

And so I kind of grabbed her around the back of the neck and hair and was able to pull her out through the window of the driver door. [...]

But the story doesn’t end. Charlene’s SUV is finally towed from the water, rescue crews notice something mysterious about the windows.

How window opened long enough for her to be pulled out and then closed again remains a mystery.

Believe that Charlene did have angels on her side.[...]

There was something there. I can’t explain it.”

So who rolled down the SUV’s window, then rolled it back up?

H/t our beloved KhetaAmenti, Da Mihi Animas, and Spirit Daily.

~Eowyn