A fisherman in Texas contacted the authorities after spotting a partially submerged Jeep in a lake. Responding to the call, the authorities discovered a woman inside the vehicle who was still alive. The rescue process involved using a wrecker service to extract the Jeep from the water, with the fisherman and the wrecker employee assisting in rescuing the woman. She was then taken to shore and provided medical attention for hypothermia.
During their investigation, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office discovered that the woman had been reported as a missing person by the Longview Police Department, located approximately 25 miles south of where the Jeep was found. However, the Longview Police Department declined to provide additional details regarding the case, the woman’s identity, or the date of her disappearance.
Surviving in a submerged vehicle is a rare occurrence but not impossible, particularly in cold water situations. Experts emphasize the importance of remaining calm in such emergencies and acting swiftly. If feasible, attempting to open the vehicle’s doors or windows is crucial. In cases where opening the door is not possible, using available objects to break the window becomes necessary. It is also important to be cautious of broken glass while exiting the vehicle and to prioritize personal safety over belongings.
In situations where escape is not immediately possible, experts suggest capturing remaining air using a bag or similar object before the vehicle becomes fully submerged. This temporary air source may provide some relief until rescue arrives. The incident serves as a reminder of the potential dangers of submerged vehicles and the importance of knowing survival techniques in such situations.