Ann Pettway, of Bridgeport, saved by 2 strangers after nearly drowning while fishing off Pleasure Beach

Ann Pettway spent a day in the hospital following the ordeal.

Ann Pettway spent a day in the hospital following the ordeal. (8/22/13)

BRIDGEPORT - A woman is expressing her gratitude to the two strangers who rescued her from the waters off Pleasure Beach.

Ann Pettway says she was fishing on a pier Monday when she slipped into the water. Darryl Patron and his brother, Fernando Morales, heard her screams and rushed to help.

Pettway says she knows how to swim, but was paralyzed by the fear or going under.

Pettway spent a day in the hospital and admits she's still reeling from the experience.

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