Mystery men pull family out of rollover

By: Melissa Toupin

Strewn in the grass along route 495 in Plainville are the contents and happy memories from a camping trip. The family was returning home when their SUV and trailer overturned.

“They lost control. We're unsure what the cause at this time. The vehicle rolled over several times into the median,” said Lt. Thomas Impey of the Plainville Fire Dept.

A family of four was pulled from the wreckage. The rescuers were two mysterious National Guardsmen who happened to be driving by at the time of the accident.

“We don't know who they were or where they were from. They were in full uniform,” said Lt. Impey.

The family was visiting from Ontario, Canada. Mother, father, and two teens were rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Firefighters went to thank the guardsmen for their quick response, but before they could the men vanished. Their actions are now being called heroic.

“They got them out of the vehicle, onto the ground, maintained their c–spine so we could arrive on scene and transport them to the hospital,” said Impey.

ABC6 News reached out to both the Rhode Island and Massachusetts National Guard to see if anyone could help identify the two men, but so far these humble heroes have not come forward.

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