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Deputy Rescues Two Women From Submerged Car In Lake Ray Hubbard

First Posted: 01/31/2012 4:27 pm Updated: 01/31/2012 4:27 pm

A sheriff's deputy puled two women from a car sinking into Lake Ray Hubbard in Texas on Saturday in an amazing rescue captured on his patrol car camera.

The women allegedly got lost driving in the darkened Robertson Park in Dallas and mistakenly drove down a boat launch, thinking it was a road that would lead them to a highway, according to KWTX.

Rockwell County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Rowan coincidentally was patrolling the lakefront at 1 a.m. when he spotted car lights shining out of the water about 30 feet from the shore, according to WFAA.

The women yelled for help from the sinking car's backseat, telling Rowan that they couldn't swim, NBC Dallas-Forth Worth reports.

Plunging into the water, Rowan waded to the car and smashed a window with a tool to free driver Ngac Do, 20 and her cousin Nhi Tran, 21. They suffered minor scratches from the broken glass, media reports say.

Do called 911 but was unable to tell dispatchers where they were, WFAA says.

Rowan reached them seconds before the car slipped completely beneath the surface of the water.


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