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Iowa State football players saved woman’s life while on spring break

A group of former and current Iowa State football players pulled a woman out of a canal while on spring break at South Padre Island in Texas.
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AMES, Iowa (AP) — A group of former and current Iowa State football players pulled a woman out of a canal while on spring break at South Padre Island in Texas.

Former Cyclones linebacker Jack Spreen tells The Associated Press that he and some friends were sitting on a balcony at their hotel on March 16 when they noticed a car go into the nearby canal. Anthony Lazard, Jack Spreen, and Joe Doran jumped into the water and swam to the car the free the woman.

Spreen says they saw a woman, which police identified as Luis Maria Castro, attempting to kick out the windshield as water filled the passenger side of the vehicle. The three Cyclones tried to break the driver's side window without success, but the woman was able to make a hole in the windshield.

Spreen says he and his friends pulled the woman out. The car sank in less than a minute, reports WHO.