Evan Munden's fast response helped save stranded driver


Evan Munden is being honored for his quick action in saving the life of motorist whose car plunged into an icy pond on Christmas Day. His fiancee, Kaci Dinger, alerted Munden when she heard a crashing sound outside their home. (Photo provided)

ENDLETON — A local man is being recognized this week for his efforts in saving a driver whose car ran off the road and went into a pond in northern Hancock County.

It’s a Christmas morning Evan Munden will never forget.

Munden, 22, was in the shower, getting ready to go to his family Christmas celebration, when his fiancee heard a crash outside their house on Ind. 9 near CR 1000N.

Kaci Dinger, 23, was in the living room when the noise made her run to the window. Outside, she saw a car in the pond by their house.

The noise she heard was the ice cracking as the car burst through the frozen top layer. And now, the car was starting to sink.

Dinger alerted Munden, then called 911.

Munden said he threw on clothes as quickly as he could, then ran outside to help the stranded motorist.

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