Officials in Florida say that former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman briefly came out of hiding last week long enough to rescue the passenger of a vehicle that had overturned.

Sanford Police Department Capt. Jim McAuliffe told ABC News that Zimmerman "pulled an individual from a truck that had rolled over" at the intersection of I-4 and route 417 on July 17. Fox News reported on Monday that it had confirmed the incident with authorities in Sanford.

A report from claimed that "Zimmerman helped rescue four people from an overturned" SUV. Local 10 indicated that the vehicle was a blue Ford Explorer with two adults and two children inside.

It was the first public sighting of Zimmerman since he was acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin. The rescue happened less than a mile from where Zimmerman admitted to shooting and killing the 17-year-old boy.

Watch this video from ABC News, broadcast July 22, 2013.

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