VIDEO: Blind woman, service dog rescued from sinking Jeep
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. (CBS12) —
"I can't believe you jumped in a lake!"
Those words from one of two women saved by deputies in Flagler County after their SUV crashed into a lake and started sinking.
Nancy Burns told deputies she misjudged a turn during a heavy rain storm last Friday and accidentally drove into the lake. She had her blind daughter and her service dog with her in the Jeep. It started to take on water when Deputy Collins and Cpl. Myers showed up. The two deputies jumped into the water, opened the door, and pulled the two women and their dog to safety.
“This story could have had a very different ending,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “I am extremely proud of Corporal Myers and Deputy Collins for their quick response to the scene and how they went into the water without hesitation. Driving in the rain can be very dangerous, if at any time you are driving and you feel like the conditions are too hazardous, we encourage drivers to pull over at a safe location and wait for the weather to pass.”
The two women and their dog were not hurt. The sheriff's office had the Jeep towed from the lake and returned to the owner.