Los oficiales de policía de Greenville, Justin Lavin y Christopher Santiago, conducían al trabajo el jueves por la mañana en el área de Frog Level y Wainwright Road cuando inmediatamente entraron en acción., el departamento dijo.
“Without hesitation, the officers quickly and selflessly jumped into action, breaking a window to the vehicle so they could gain access,” el departamento dijo.
Lavin then entered the car and freed the driver from her seatbelt. While Lavin was working to free the woman, Santiago gripped Lavin’s belt in case the vehicle slipped further into the water.
Once Lavin had secured the woman, Santiago helped pull them out from the submerged vehicle, “undoubtedly saving her life,” según la policía.
Both Lavin and Santiago were to be honored as heroes with a formal recognition ceremony for “going above and beyond” to rescue the woman in what the department called a “selfless act of service.”
It was not immediately clear whether the woman suffered any injuries.
Details on what caused the car to overturn or how long it had been in the ditch were not immediately provided.