Woman Rescued by Everett Police and Fire After Spending Night in Upside Down SUV

May 3, 2013

Everett, Police Blotter

Got this piece of good news from Everett Police Spokesman Aaron Snell today…

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You may have seen this rescue just east of I-5 this morning.

On May 3, 2013, at about 7:30 a.m., a citizen called 911 to report a vehicle in the ditch on 12th St NE east of the I-5 overpass near Dagmars Landing. Officers arrived in the remote area and found an SUV upside down and partially submerged with a 31 year-old female trapped inside. The SUV was wedged into the ditch which prevented the doors from opening. The female was mostly submerged in water and only had a small pocket of air to breathe from.

An officer broke out the driver side window but the female was unable to get out. Everett Fire was dispatched and extricated the female using the “Jaws of Life”. She was treated for hypothermia and other minor injuries before being transported to Providence Medical Center – Colby Campus. Injures are believed to be non-life threatening.

During the investigation the female could not provide an exact timeframe, but believed she went into the ditch as darkness fell last night. Officers noted the vehicle was loaded with personal property which prohibited the female from climbing out the back of the SUV.

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