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VALLEY PARK, MO (KTVI)-- A Valley Park man had a very special reunion today with the first responders who saved his life.

Norm Scherrer, 50, took a break from his physical therapy to meet the two men from West County EMS and Fire.

Scherrer somehow lost control of his Mazda Tribute in July on Highway 141 near Milldale.
The SUV went rolling down a hill then caught fire.

Fire crews found Scherrer not breathing and pinned under the car.

Firefighter and paramedic Kevin Bacon lifted the SUV off Scherrer and pulled him out.
Bacon and his partner revived Scherrer.

He spent 17 days at Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur and is still in therapy.

'It definitely was a miracle that I survived. It was definitely a miracle and I owe it to the gentleman that came on that scene, the emergency people and they saved my life and I do appreciate that,' said Scherrer.

'Great feeling to see him up walking, talking. It`s very rewarding absolutely. It`s what we come to work for,' added Bacon.

Scherrer doesn`t remember the crash.

He had multiple injuries including two fractures in his lower back and a torn artery.
But the husband and father of four is expected to make a full recovery.

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