A Klamath County man is back home tonight after a crash put him in the hospital for 4 days...That man may owe his life to an air traffic controller from Kingsley Field.
John Crowe helps planes take off and land at Kingsley Field.
But early Sunday morning, Crowe came across a car that had gone down an embankment on Highway 58.
Crowe found 18 year old Mark Thompson seriously injured inside...
"I said, 'Are you okay?' He said he was fine. I go, 'Well, let's walk out of here - c'mon.' He goes, 'Well, I'm okay - I'm going to drive out of here in a couple minutes.' And it's like, okay, you're in shock, buddy."
State Police say Crowe carefully pulled Thompson from the wreckage, then carried him up the hill to safety...most likely saving his life.
Co-workers say they're proud of Crowe's rescue effort.
"He tries to pass himself off as just an air traffic controller." Says Air Traffic Manager Doug Cunningham. "But he's been trained as a professional."
Crowe says he felt it was his responsibility to help in an emergency...
"There could be minutes, seconds left, where you can actually contribute, and help somebody out like that."
But then, Crowe is a specialist in helping other get home safely.
Police say that Thompson may have been in the wreckage for nearly 2 hours before Crowe came to his rescue.