Orlando police and firefighters are being hailed as heroes after they rescued a family of four from a vehicle that was turned upside down in a body of water on Thursday.
KIRO7.com reports that the vehicle went into the water at about 7:30 p.m on Thursday night. Though there were no details as to what caused the car to crash, witnesses say that they were able to signal police officers as to the vehicle's location which allowed the officers to begin rescue efforts.
WATER RESCUE: Tonight, officers helped save a family when they responded to an overturned vehicle at Lee Vista & Vista East. The officers & a witness entered the water bringing a mother & 1st child out to safety. @OrlandoFireDept joined efforts removing the father & 2nd child. pic.twitter.com/bzqxoKVBBf— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) December 11, 2020
Police were able to rescue a woman and one child from the overturned vehicle. Soon after, a dive team arrived and pulled the second child and the man to safety.
The family members were all transported to a local hospital for treatment and their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
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