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Bystanders rescue woman from SUV in river

Published April 22. 2019 08:41AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bystanders saved a woman from drowning after she apparently drove her SUV into a river in Philadelphia.

The Easter rescue was captured on video Sunday afternoon on the Schuylkill River.

Jennifer Kelly told WCAU-TV one person jumped into the water after the vehicle accelerated and crashed into the river. Another man dove in as witnesses heard the driver banging on the window. A third man with a tire iron jumped in and the men were able to break open the rear window to get the driver out.

A passing boat provided lifejackets as the vehicle submerged.

Police said the driver had attempted to kill herself. She was taken to a hospital for treatment.

One of the rescuers sustained minor cuts from the broken window.

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