A reunion with rescuers

Ron Weaver thanks, from left, Lake Township Fire Captain Mike Essig, Berrien County Public Safety Dispatcher Melissa Hensley and Lincoln Township Police Officer Ryan Venno, after the three were presented with life saving awards Tuesday night at the Lake Charter Township Public Safety Building in Bridgman. Weaver was rescued from an accident in December in which he was trapped in his truck after it flipped over in a ditch filled with water. Presenting the life saving awards was Baroda-Lake Township Police Chief Shawn Martin, far right.

BRIDGMAN — A man who narrowly escaped drowning last month after his vehicle landed upside down in a flooded ditch got a chance Tuesday to meet and thank his rescuers.

“You kept me calm through the whole thing. I can’t thank you enough. I’m very thankful, I was so scared,” Ron Weaver of Baroda told Lake Township Fire Captain Mike Essig, Lincoln Township Police Officer Ryan Venno and Berrien County Public Safety Dispatcher Melissa Hensley. They received life saving awards Tuesday from Baroda-Lake Township Police Chief Shawn Martin.