HERNANDO BEACH, Fla. — A family in Hernando County is speaking out after a group of fishermen saved their loved one's life.
- Crash happened Friday night in Hernando Beach
- Andy Biggart assisted by fishermen who responded to help
- His brother says 'family will never be able to repay the debt'
- LINK: GoFundMe page to help family with bills (Spectrum News is not affiliated with any crowdfunding efforts)
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It happened on Friday night after a horrific crash caught on video.
Jim Biggart said he was shocked when he saw surveillance video showing the moment his brother Andy crashed in Hernando Beach.
"It took my breath away," Biggart said.
Andy was rushed to Tampa General Hospital, where he is now receiving treatment.
"He was able to come off the ventilator (Monday), and he’s talking a little bit. He's his old self. He's making jokes," Biggart said.
Biggart said it's thanks to the brave men and women who ran to the scene minutes after the impact.
Kathryn Birren, the owner of the Nature Coast Marina, which captured the crash on surveillance video, said most of the people that helped were fishermen.
She said they didn't go out on the water Friday because of the cold, something that rarely happens.
"My entire family will never be able to repay the debt to those people for saving Andy's life," Biggart said.
And since that day, the community has been doing what they can to help. Andy's friends have set up a GoFundMe crowdsourcing page to help with medical costs.
"It’s not surprising, knowing Andy and the people who know him. He is everybody’s best friend. He is somebody that would do anything for anybody at anytime," Biggart said.
"Andy's going to be OK. He's going to fight. That's the kind of person that he is," he added.
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