Crews rescue woman from vehicle submerged in water


EVERETT, Wash. - A woman was rescued Friday morning after she was trapped inside her vehicle in Everett, police said. 

Around 7:30 a.m., police received a report that there was a vehicle in a ditch on 12th Street Northeast, just east of the Interstate 5 overpass near Dagmars Landing.

Officers responded to the location and found an SUV upside down and partially submerged. The vehicle was wedged into the ditch, which prevented the doors from opening. 

Police said a 31-year-old woman was trapped in the vehicle, and she was submerged in water with only a small pocket of air to breathe from. 

An officer broke out the driver's side window, but the woman could not get out. 

Crews with the Everett Fire Department responded to the location.

The woman was extricated using the Jaws of Life, and she was treated for hypothermia and other minor injuries before being taken to Providence Medical Center. Her injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.

According to police, the woman could not provide an exact time frame, but believed she was in the ditch as darkness fell Thursday night. The woman could not climb out of her vehicle because it was loaded with personal property.