Dramatic video shows officers rescuing woman from sinking car

"Climb out the back," one officer is heard telling the woman. "I need you to climb out the back."


By Sarah Calams

PORT ORANGE, Fla. — Recently released bodycam footage shows officers rescuing a woman who was trapped in a sinking car that crashed into a canal Friday. 

The dramatic video shows officers breaking windows of a pizza delivery car to get the trapped female driver out safely. "This is another great example of Port Orange police officers’ daily commitment to the safety of their community and their willingness to put themselves in harm's way to protect a stranger," the Port Orange Police Department said on Facebook.

Port Orange Police Sgt. William Harrison told FOX 35 Orlando that the driver "got a little confused and turned left directly into the canal because the water was level with the road." The area, Sgt. Harrison said, had been dealing with flooding. 

"Climb out the back," one officer is heard telling the woman. "I need you to climb out the back."

"I got her!" one of the officers shouts.

The woman was taken to a hospital, but didn't suffer serious injuries. One officer cut his arm on the window glass during the rescue, according to the report.

 

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