Body camera footage captured three Indiana police officers rescuing a woman from a car that was sinking in a river over the weekend.
The incident happened shortly before 1:30 a.m. Sunday in Muncie, WTHR-TV reports. Police received a 9-1-1 call from an 18-year-old driver who was in the White River and couldn't open her car doors.
Three officers responded to the scene and raced to the water to try to the save the woman. The current was strong, and one officer needed to use a baton to shatter the car window.
“It was probably four or five hits, and I finally got a hole big enough to stick my hand through, but when I stuck my hand through, it still wouldn’t open from the inside," Officer Casey Bell told WTHR. "Something was wrong with the door. So, I broke all the glass from the window and reached in to check to see if she had a seatbelt on and thankfully, she didn’t. So, I was able to pull her out through the window."
The woman was taken to the hospital with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening.