A pair of Bismarck area contractors are the heroes of the day after rescuing an elderly man from the Missouri river over the weekend.

West Dakota Fox says the two were working on the roof near the river at Misty Waters Marina Friday when they heard calls for help.

They rushed to the river and pulled the man out from the cracked ice, where he was struggling on stay above water. "It was just adrenaline kicked in and just trying to get him out of (the river), you know," said one of the men. "Fast and out before, you know, more ice broke or anything like that; Get him in, get him warmed up and just call the ambulance."

Turns out, the man they rescued is a 96 years old World War II veteran. The two rescuers say they visited the man in the hospital and have become friends.

[Source: West Dakota Fox TV News]