Firefighters rescue driver from car quickly sinking into icy pond

Fire officials said the driver extricated himself and sat on the roof of the car, which was in about 8 to 10 feet of water


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WINCHENDON, Mass. — A driver whose car plunged into an icy Massachusetts pond has been rescued from the frigid water.

The Winchendon Fire Department says a man was plowing a parking lot in the town on Sunday morning when he saw the car leave a roadway and enter Hunts Pond. The man called 911, telling dispatchers the car was still in the water with the driver inside.

Rescue crews near a submerged vehicle in Hunts Pond in Winchendon, Mass. (Ricci Ruschioni/Winchendon Fire Department via AP)
Rescue crews near a submerged vehicle in Hunts Pond in Winchendon, Mass. (Ricci Ruschioni/Winchendon Fire Department via AP)

The fire department says the driver extricated himself and sat on the roof of the car, which was in about 8 to 10 feet of water.

A fire lieutenant threw a rope to the driver as the car was quickly sinking.

The man was instructed to tie the rope around himself before crews pulled him safely to shore. He was unhurt.

 

Just after 4am this morning, Winchendon business man Corey Wilson was plowing a church parking lot on Front Street and...

Posted by Winchendon Fire Department - Massachusetts on Sunday, December 10, 2017

 

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