Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Woman Rescued from Car into a Canal

Crews from the Mesa Fire Department rescued a woman after her car went into a canal on Monday afternoon July 9 2018 during monsoon storms.

It's unclear at this time how the car ended up in the canal.

The woman was reportedly able to breathe in an air pocket inside the flooded car. Fire officials say the woman suffered minor injuries in the incident.

"She's very lucky," said Dean Morales, a special operations captain with the Mesa Fire Department. "She's very lucky."

Cell phone video shows a rescuer bringing the woman to the surface.

"Typically firefighters don't go underwater unless they have scuba equipment," Morales said. "This was one of those operations that you do what it takes."

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