Volusia deputies, firefighters, witnesses push SUV over to rescue woman in canal

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The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday shared body-worn camera video of a driver being rescued by first responders and witnesses after crashing into a canal Tuesday.

The SUV left the roadway at around 12:18 p.m. in the 600 block of Maytown Road in Oak Hill, where it overturned in the water and left the woman submerged, deputies said.

In the video, Volusia County deputies and firefighters can be seen working with witnesses to push the vehicle upright, allowing firefighters to rescue the woman and bring her to dry land.

The woman was unconscious but still had a pulse before being taken to the hospital in critical condition, deputies said. According to the sheriff’s office, the woman remains in critical condition and was “fighting for her life” as of Wednesday.

Thank you to this whole crew for giving her a chance! We’re all pulling for a full recovery.

On a 911 call provided by Volusia deputies, witnesses can be heard reacting in shock upon finding the woman inside the SUV. Multiple people worked to turn the vehicle upright and were recorded chanting “one, two, three, push,” while the dispatcher reminded the caller multiple times to stay on the phone instead of jumping into the water to help.

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