Elderly Woman Plunges Car into Canal | NBC 6 South Florida

Elderly Woman Plunges Car into Canal



    (Published Friday, April 18, 2014)

    An elderly woman is in the hospital after her car plunged into a North Miami-Dade canal on Friday.

    Two Good Samaritans pulled the woman out of her car window until officials arrived.

    "She was clutching to the vehicle pretty hard. The two samaritans that went in after her they did a good job holding her up as far as they could and then she was able to be transported," said Paul Ortiz, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

    The canal is located at NE192 St. and 25 Ave. and is about 40 feet deep.

    About 25 Miami-Dade Fire firefighters and scuba divers went underwater and rescued the woman.

    "We had a couple of challenges. One was, it was a very deep canal and visibility was very difficult, so our divers had to use the skills again that they're trained with, to be able to locate the vehicle and also to be able to reach the victim and get the victim back on shore," said Lt. Eugene Germain Jr., Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

    The woman is currently in stable condition at Aventura Hospital & Medical Center.

    Stay with NBC6.com for updates on this story.