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Oct 14, 2013 7:08 PM

Woman Seeks Hero from Rockport Seafair

INGLESIDE - An Ingleside women now in critical condition after being run over on Saturday night has one thing on her mind: finding the man she is crediting with saving her life.

Linda Pena told her children that, for the 20 minutes she lay trapped beneath the vehicle, a man knelt beside her, holding her hand and telling her to stay alert.

Pena and her niece, Leigh Dack, both ended up in the hospital after the accident which happened on Saturday night at the Rockport Seafair.

Pena was flown to Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi, where she remains in the ICU with broken ribs, a deep cut on her head and two dislocated shoulders.

But Pena's son, Jason Pena, said the man was among the first things his mother mentioned about the accident.

"When I talked to her ... that was all she could talk about was this guy," Jason Pena said. "She wanted to see him, she wanted to meet him, she wanted to thank him for coming ... and for helping her pull through it."

He said the man told his mother that t she wants to simply thank him for caring enough to stay close by.

The man told Linda Pena he is a retired Marine who lives in the area, Jason Pena said.

Jason Pena asked the man to call 361-561-7523.

"I'd like to meet him you know just tell him thank you, even give him a hug," he said. "Who knows if he wouldn't have talked to her or anything like that."

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