Video: Nev. police officers rescue 2 people after car plunges into ravine
Officers were on scene of a fatal crash when a vehicle didn’t notice the closed road; the driver narrowly missed striking the officers and rolled down an embankment into frigid waters
By Sarah Calams
RENO, Nev. — Body camera footage shows the intense moments leading up to officers rescuing two people from frigid waters after their car plunged into a ravine last week.
Reno Police Department officers were on scene of a fatal crash on November 26 when another vehicle didn’t notice the closed road. The vehicle, which didn’t slow down at a stop sign, narrowly missed striking the officers on scene and rolled down an embankment – coming to a rest upside down in the ravine, News4.com reported. The officers raced down the ravine to check on the vehicle’s occupants.
In the video, officers can be seen pulling the driver and passenger from the vehicle. They successfully pull them from the submerged vehicle, where they were later taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The driver was cited for multiple traffic violations, according to the report.
“Chief Soto would like to commend the officers and emphasize that this is an example of the selfless action Reno Police officers are willing to take for their community,” the department wrote on Facebook.