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Woman survives in air pocket in submerged car until Divers make rescue.

Discussion in 'Ideas and Stories' started by Upstate Scuba OWI, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Upstate Scuba OWI

    Upstate Scuba OWI Public Safety Diver

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    Location: Clemson, South Carolina, United States
    [h=1]Woman survives in air pocket in submerged car[/h][h=2]Divers enter vehicle from underwater, find driver alive[/h] UPDATED 5:06 PM EST Dec 03, 2012

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    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A woman stayed alive in an air pocket in her overturned, submerged car until rescuers reached her late Sunday, according to the Asheville Fire Department.
    Dispatchers got calls from people reporting that a car had gone into the French Broad River near Lyman Street late Sunday night, and the driver had not gotten out.
    When they arrived, rescuers found the car upside down in about four feet of water, but they didn’t know if anyone was inside.
    Several firefighters went down the steep bank to try to see if anyone was in the car while another crew set up a rigging system to help bring any survivors out of the river.
    When more equipment arrived, divers went underwater and found Rhonda Williams, who was able to stay alive in a small pocket of air in her car.
    Williams was taken out of the car and put in a rescue basket, which was lifted up the steep embankment to Lyman Street.
    She was taken to Mission Hospitals with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

    Read more: Woman survives in air pocket in submerged car | North Carolina News - WYFF Home
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