Sheriff’s Office: Three Appalachian State Students Credited With Saving Man’s Life

Last Updated on October 23, 2017 9:12 am

Three Appalachian State students are being credited with saving a man's life after a traumatic situation on Sunday.

According to Watauga County Sheriff's Deputy William Watson, on Sunday he responded to a call of a male that had jumped out of a moving car on Highway 321 South. Three Appalachian State University students immediately stopped and moved the victim out of the roadway to avoid him being run over. They then administered aid and comfort until Medics and the Sheriff's Office arrived.  The students were in no way involved in the male jumping from the car, but were witnesses and were of great assistance according to Watson's report. The students are Mikayla Capps, Jared Hicks and Autumn Misch. All three are freshmen at ASU.

Deputy Watson adds, “When a lot of people would of kept driving and expecting the next car to stop and help, these students took immediate action to help a complete stranger and helped save his life. If they had not stopped and immediately dragged the male out of the road to the grass, he would of most likely been ran over. I cannot express how proud I am of these three students.”

Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman also noted that their swift action probably saved a life and averted an unsuspecting motorist from a horrible and life-altering tragedy as well.


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