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Wed Nov 25, 2020, 02:02 AM

Close Call: Police Rescue of Woman In Sinking Minivan In River: Ohio

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Police officers rescued a 24-year-old woman after she drove her minivan into the freezing waters of the Mahoning River in Alliance, Ohio.

According to local reports, the young woman fell asleep at the wheel driving home from work and found herself trapped inside her vehicle as it sank into the water.

She called emergency services from inside the van as the water level rose.

Bodycam footage shows the moment an officer smashed a window with an axe and pulled the woman to safety.

#Rescue #FreezingWater #Ohio

Report by Gianluca Avagnina.

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Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:50 AM

1. Jessica Savitch, NBC news anchor d. vehicle drowning 1983.


- Death: On October 23, 1983, twenty days after her problematic NBC broadcast, Savitch had dinner with Martin Fischbein, vice president of the New York Post, in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Savitch and Fischbein had been dating for a few weeks. After eating at the restaurant Chez Odette, they began to drive home about 7:15 p.m., with Fischbein behind the wheel and Savitch in the back seat with her dog, Chewy.
Fischbein may have missed posted warning signs in a heavy rainfall. He drove out of the wrong exit from the restaurant, and up the towpath of the old Pennsylvania Canal's Delaware Division on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River. The car veered too far to the left and went over the edge into the shallow water of the canal. After falling approximately 15 feet and landing upside down in 4-5 feet of water, the station wagon sank into deep mud that sealed the doors shut. Savitch and Fischbein were trapped inside as water poured in. A local resident found the wreck at about 11:30 that night. Fischbein's body was still strapped behind the wheel, with Savitch and her dog in the back seat...

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