Bystanders rescue woman from SUV in river
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.