JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man who jumped out of his car when the floodwaters started to swallow it up, never hesitated in diving back in to get the one thing that mattered the most.
"It was very dear to me," said Todd Dixon, of a hand-made eagle that his great-grandmother had made.
Todd was on his way to pick up a prize at a Clear Channel radio station with a friend when he thought he made a right turn into the parking lot.
The right turn he made was actually into a canal, but he couldn't see the road because Central Parkway was flooded over.
His car turned off and it started sinking.
"We were freaking out in the car," said Todd.
Todd and his buddy, Gio, rolled down the back windows of the car and swam out.
But Todd realized he left something special behind and jumped back into the water.
"It was an eagle that came from my great-grandmother," said Todd. "She passed away."
Todd's car sank live on Action News at 5 p.m.
A few other things went down with Todd's car.
"Our date plans," laughed Todd and Gio.
Todd's next date will be with a wrecker at some point to get the car pulled out of the canal.
Right now, he's just glad he's on dry ground.