Recently a Disney Cast Member was recognized with a Disney Heroes Award after he helped save a four-year-old from a flooded car.

(Jeff Vahle/Instagram)

(Jeff Vahle/Instagram)

What’s Happening:

  • EPCOT Security Cast Member Joe Diaz was on his way home when he saw a car in a pond. He went into the partially flooded car and kept a trapped four-year-old’s head above water until emergency teams arrived to free him.
(Jeff Vahle/Instagram)

(Jeff Vahle/Instagram)

  • Jeff Vahle, the President of Walt Disney World Resort, shared the story and photos of the Disney Heroes Award being given to Joe on his Instagram account.
  • The Disney Heroes Award is given to Cast Members who save a life or prevent serious injury.
(Jeff Vahle/Instagram)

(Jeff Vahle/Instagram)

  • Joe was also recognized by Vice President of Security, Linda Reid and Vice President of EPCOT, Kartika Rodriguez.

Jeff Vahle’s Post Reads:

  • “On his way home last December, EPCOT Security Cast Member Joe Diaz leapt into a pond, entered a partially flooded car, and kept a trapped four-year-old’s head above water until emergency teams could arrive and free him. This week, it was my honor to join Vice President of Security, Linda Reid and Vice President of EPCOT, Kartika Rodriguez in recognizing Joe with the Disney Heroes Award, given to Cast Members who save a life or prevent serious injury. What an amazing individual!”
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