Southern Illinois Police save Victim from Vehicle Submerged in Water

An officer saved a man from an SUV that plunged into a lake off Route 13 on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Police say, the officer say, an SUV around 3:01 a.m. going southbound on Cambria Road cross Illinois Route 13 at a high rate of speed and plunge into the lake. He then made the call about the accident over his radio. He then jumped into the water, swimming to the vehicle, and helped the elderly man out. As the officer swam with the man back to shore, two other police officers came to the scene to help get them to shore. Members of the local fire department arrived a short time later to transport the victim to a local hospital.

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