Published: Nov 08, 2011 12:20 AM EST
Updated: Nov 08, 2011 12:31 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla - Three men are being called heroes after they saved a toddler from nearly drowning in the Caloosahatchee River.

Two year-old Nicholas Garrett fell into the water while at Centennial Park in Fort Myers on Sunday.

That's when three men wasted no time jumping in to help the little boy.

54 year old Andy Fowler was the first to jump in to save Nicholas Garrett.

The toddler fell into the river after he tripped on some wood.

Robert Moss was wearing clothes and sneakers when he  jumped into the cold Caloosahatchee to help Garrett and Fowler who were overwhelmed by the tide.

"I had to do it. There was no choice," Moss told WINK News.

Pictures taken by Jessie Dortch captured the dramatic rescue.

Moss says it was chaos.

"There's wasn't any time to think," he asid.

Both Fowler and Garrett were struggling to stay above the water that's when the third man, Justin Bacon, jumped in to help.

"I was in the right place at the right time," Bacon told WINK News.

Bacon is an avid swimmer and helped pull Fowler to shore.

Meanwhile Moss had a firm grip on Nicholas Garrett.

Pictures show an scared Garrett reuniting with his relieved mother.

Andy Fowler got water in his lungs.

He's recovering at Gulf Coast Hospital.

Bacon, a med student, is back at school in Plantation.

And Moss is a little sore today, but says it's worth it.

"It didn't phase me one bit and I would do it for anybody," he said.

When they arrived on scene, several Fort Myers fire fighters also jumped in the water to help.

Two year-old Nicholas Garrett was examined by doctors and we're told is ok.

His family declined to comment for this story.