Suspected drunk driver rescued after plunging into water in Everett, police say

Suspected drunk driver rescued after plunging into water in Everett, police say
Officials help pull the woman's car out of the water at the Port of Everett Marina Sunday night. (Everett Police Department)

EVERETT, Wash. — Bystanders helped rescue a 59-year-old woman who police said crashed through a guardrail and plunged into the Port of Everett Sunday night.

Police said the woman was trying to park her car around 9:30 p.m. in the parking lot at the Central Docks when she lost control and crashed into the water.

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According to police, the woman was able to escape her sinking car and the bystanders helped pull her to safety.

The police department’s Marine Operations Unit and traffic safety detectives responded to the scene.

Divers were able to rig the full submerged car to a 50-ton tow truck and the car was lifted out of the water.

Police said the woman did not complain of any injuries, but she was transported to the hospital because she was exposed to the cold water.

Detectives said the investigation remains ongoing and that they suspect the woman was driving under the influence.