Uncle hailed as hero for rescuing infant from overturned car

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COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A viral video of a rescue caught on a man’s iPhone has him being called a hero, but he says it’s what any decent person would do.

Following his sister Destiny, Tyler Blake Kimbrell saw her car plummet 100 feet and overturn. His sister was ejected but sustained no injuries. But some special cargo, his niece, 11-month-old Breleigh, was still in the car.

The video now making its rounds came about because Kimbrell used his video camera as light.

“The first thing I saw was what looked like a lifeless body laying there, but I knew there was hope,” said Kimbrell.

In the video he’s heard telling his sister to calm down, who can be heard frantically in the background.

Now, his Supergirl is just fine. Kimbrell says he appreciates the attention but the story is about humility and helping others.

“I think that anyone who is a decent human being would do that for someone, regardless if it was family or someone that’s a stranger,” he said.

He says it’s hard for him to watch the video without getting emotional, and now, his focus is his sister and niece’s well being.

He says they lost most of their things in that wreck, so he has set up a GoFundMe to try to help.

“I just think people need to love other people,” he says, holding he bouncing happy toddler. “I’m just really happy it’s touched so many lives and I can’t wait for this little girl to see [the video] when she gets older.”

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