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Watch: Body Camera Footage Shows US Cops Rescuing Woman Trapped In Sinking Car

A brave police officer in New York recently dragged an alleged drunken driver from her sinking car after she crashed it into a lake.

Newsweek reports that the 61-year-old Joanne M Tanner was speeding when she went off the road, through the fence and into the water. By the time the cops and firefighters arrived at the pond in Le Ray, her Ford Explorer was sinking fast.

A dramatic video of the rescue shared by New York State Police on YouTube shows a trooper leaping onto the roof of the sinking vehicle, smashing the sunroof and battering his way in through the glass.


Newsweek reported that Ms Tanner was so close to drowning that the cop could see her hair floating up to the sunroof of the car.

She was saved by a cop identified as John Russell.

In a statement, the state police informed that after Ms Tanner was pulled to shore, she showed signs of hypothermia. She was immediately transported to Samaritan Medical Centre for hypothermia and minor lacerations.

The police further said that the driver was treated and released. She was subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated or impaired and speeding. The 61-year-old was issued an appearance ticket and is now set to appear in court on May 27.


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