SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman has emerged from hiding just in time to rescue a family of four from an overturned SUV. According to Sanford Police, Zimmerman pulled the man from an overturned truck about a mile from his home.
This is the first confirmed sighting of Zimmerman since his acquittal last week for shooting Trayvon Martin in a high profile case.
The incident occurred on July 17 in Sanford, Fla., near the intersection of Interstate 4 and State Road 46, officials confirmed to NBC News. The rescue was first reported by ABC News.
Zimmerman and another man were assisting a family of four when officers with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene of the accident. A blue Ford Explorer had traveled off the road and rolled over, according to officials.
Zimmerman and the other man were helping the two children and their parents get out of the overturned vehicle, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said.
The former neighborhood watch volunteer left the scene after making contact with police and did not witness the crash.
There were no injuries to any of the vehicle’s occupants, according to police.