COVENTRY, Conn. (WTNH) – Coventry Police, State Police, and a good Samaritan helped rescue a driver after their car became filled with water.
On Friday around 6:30 p.m., Officer Russ Iger of Coventry Police and Trooper Kevin Crosby from Troop K, entered chest-deep rushing water to rescue a driver whose car became filled with water.
The driver was traversing a bridge over the Hop River on Parker Bridge. The water had risen quickly, engulfing the car to its roof.
A good Samaritan who was driving by also entered the water to assist.
They were able to secure a rope and save the driver by guiding them with the rope to dry ground.
No injuries were sustained during the rescue.