Fire Departments Team Up In Heroic Rescue

February 2, 2019

Everett Fire


Photo courtesy Everett Fire Department Facebook page.


Where the car went off the road into the water and mud.

“That Lake Stevens rescue swimmer just kept coming back and coming back, he would not give up.”

Like something you would see in a Hollywood movie, the woman found a tiny pocket of air, just enough”

“The tow truck is for rescue, not recovery”

Those were some of the things heard during and after a heroic rescue of a woman trapped in her car south of the Hewitt Avenue Trestle early Saturday morning.

Shortly before 5:30 this morning fire crews from Lake Stevens and Everett Fire were dispatched to 43rd SE just south of Home Acres Road for a report of a car overturned in a drainage ditch with a person inside.

Technical rescue crews were added and additional manpower arrived from Snohomish Fire and Marysville Fire.

A rescue swimmer from Lake Stevens Fire was able to enter the car and confirm that the only occupant, a woman was alive but trapped. That rescue swimmer entered the car time and time again

A press release from Everett Fire says the woman was trapped in the water filled car for approximately 35 minutes while the crews from four fire departments worked together to free her. She was taken to an Everett Hospital for treatment of hypothermia and injuries suffered in the crash.

No word on how long the car was in the water before she was found. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash.

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