Woman rescued from water thanks to quick action by first responders

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Woman rescued from water thanks to quick action by first responders

​Queens District RCMP members responded to a call of a submerged vehicle and their efforts to rescue a woman likely saved a life.

On May 10 at 10:20 a.m., RCMP was dispatched to a call of a pickup truck that had driven off of Hwy 8 into the Mersey River, near Milton. The 65-year-old male driver of the vehicle was able to swim to shore, however, the 59-year-old female passenger was not and had difficulty keeping her head out of the water.

RCMP members, EHS and the volunteer fire department arrived on scene and determined that the female passenger’s condition was worsening due to the cold water so they quickly formulated a plan. An RCMP member tied a rope around his waist, secured it on shore with other first responders, and swam out to the woman using a paddle board from a nearby residence. The RCMP member and the woman were both pulled safely to shore.

The woman and the driver of the vehicle were transported to hospital by EHS. The woman was treated with non-life threatening injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.

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