Bystanders save 2 people after car goes into Fishers lake
Bystanders save 2 people after car goes into lake December 27, 2012 3:52PM
FISHERS (AP) — Bystanders have rescued two people who were trapped in a frigid lake when their car went off the road in a suburb north of Indianapolis.
Fishers Deputy Fire Marshal Ron Lipps says in a news release that the accident happened Thursday morning at an old quarry filled with water that is believed to be 60 to 80 feet deep. The temperature at noon was about 30 degrees.
Three or four people saw the accident and jumped into water to help the car’s occupants get out. Lipps says everyone made it out safely, but both people in the car and their rescuers were taken to area hospitals.
Police were investigating whether road conditions were a factor following a snowstorm Wednesday.
Divers were working to extricate the car Thursday afternoon.