Officers, Firefighters, Good Samaritan Pull Woman from Sinking Car

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An amazing rescue was caught on camera in Connecticut on Thursday.

FOX 61 reports police officers, firefighters, and a good Samaritan worked together to pull an elderly woman from a sinking car in the waters of Eastern Point Beach Thursday afternoon.

Marie Fitzgerald, 85, of Groton, appeared to be parking her blue sedan when, all of a sudden, she sped up, jumped a curb and crashed through a walkway railing, bouncing off rocks below and into the ocean. Fortunately, her Honda Civic remained right side up.

FOX 61 obtained the audio of several 911 calls by witnesses.

A man first to tend to the woman smashed the front windshield with a piece of the broken barrier, but that created more opportunity for the surly surf to fill the passenger compartment. That’s when a police lieutenant arrived and jumped into action, smashing out another window.

Fitzgerald politely declined an interview request with the station, but she is at home and says she’s feeling fine after was anything but a typical day at the beach.

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