Montgomery Man Rescued

Charlie Smith
Charlie Smith

Montgomery, Ala. (WSFA) -- Friday proved a pleasant reunion for Charlie Smith and Lisa Williams.  Last week, the two met under completely different circumstances.

Smith, an avid bowler, is also deaf--with a history of heart trouble and diabetes.  When he forgot to take his medication, Smith knew something was wrong.

"[I was] having sharp pains.  It was just horrible[. . .]chest pain.  [I was] having a really hard time catching my breath," Smith said through an interpreter.

Smith rushed to the window and signaled the only way he could:  waving his flashlight at the street below.

Luckily, Lisa Williams saw the call for help and came to Charlie's rescue.

"I wanted to see what was going on because it's very unusual for flashes to come out of his window," Williams explained.

Williams--an employee at Smith's apartment complex--called "911."

Paramedics quickly arrived.  Soon, Charlie was fine, back on his medication.

Williams says she's just glad Smith is alright.

"It's a blessing to me just to meet Mr. Charlie. And I love him," Williams said.

Smith's family feels the same way about Williams.

"Montgomery has something better than just drugs or violence or gangs.  We have people who truly care--who have a heart," said Doris Smith, Charlie's cousin.

Reporter:  Cody Holyoke