NY first responders rescue driver from car that crashed into reservoir, video shows

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New York State police have released video showing officers and firefighters rescue a driver trapped inside a sinking car that crashed into a reservoir last week.

The rescue happened on May 9 in Le Ray, a town about 30 miles from the Canadian border.

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Body camera video shows state troopers and members of the Evans Mills Fire Department working to pull the woman from the partially submerged vehicle as it begins to sink.

New York State Police and Evans Mills firefighters rescued a woman trapped inside a vehicle that crashed into a retention pond last week.

New York State Police and Evans Mills firefighters saved a woman trapped in a vehicle that had crashed into a retention lake last week.
(New York State Police)

Assistant Fire Chief John Russel had broken the rear window of the vehicle and climbed inside when it began to sink, WWNY-TV reported.

“Hey! Chief, get out, get out! Chief, get out!” You can hear someone shouting. Trooper Christopher Hardy can be seen climbing onto Russel’s rear window to see Russel leave the vehicle before it sinks.

The woman suffered minor injuries and was treated at a hospital.

The woman sustained minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.
(New York State Police)

Hardy and Russel break the glass of the vehicle’s moon roof and drag the woman to safety before the SUV can sink any further.

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The driver, a 61-year-old woman, was treated at Samaritan Medical Center for hypothermia and minor lacerations, the outlet reported.

Police stated to the station that the woman was under the influence at the time of the crash. Since then, she has been charged with DWI and speeding as well as aggravated unlicensed operations.

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