Female rescued from vehicle as she tried to drive through high water

On June 19, 2021, approximately 5:15 p.m., Bartholomew County’s Swift Water Rescue Team was sent to the area of W 250 S/S 400 W in reference to a female inside a 2019 silver Nissan passenger car with water entering the vehicle.

The female was able to exit the vehicle and climb on top of the Nissan. When Deputies and Columbus Township Fire Department arrived, they recovered the victim from the vehicle.

Fortunately, no injuries occurred during the rescue operation.

Primary Deputy: Deputy Dustin Newland

Assisting: Lt. T.A. Smith, Deputy Robert Cooper, Deputy Dylan Prather

Other agencies on scene: Columbus Regional Hospital, Wayne Township Fire Department

Bartholomew County Sheriff Matthew A. Myers reminds drivers to not attempt to drive through high water. Water hides the roadway. Six inches of water can reach the bottom of most passenger cars, leading to loss of control or stalling. One foot of water will float most vehicles away.

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