Video: Hero bystanders pull unconscious woman out of sinking car just in time

by Jordyn Pair · Feb 26th, 2020 10:33 am

Last Updated Feb 26th, 2020 at 10:58 am

A dramatic rescue was captured on video on Sunday, showing two men pulling an unconscious woman from a sinking car after she crashed into a canal while suffering a seizure:

The imperiled driver, Molly Pedrone, had suffered a seizure and run off the road. Shawn Turner was returning from fishing with his two sons when one spotted her sinking car.

Turner immediately dove into the water and was able to roll down the window and climb into the passenger's side.

"I took off the seat belt and I pushed her through the window as that vehicle was going under," Turner said.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responded to find that Pedrone had already been pulled onto the canal bank and that the car was fully submerged. Rescue divers confirmed that there were no other passengers in the car.

"I want everyone to know how much of a hero he is," Pedrone said of her rescuer.


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