Greg Dunn is a photojournalist who covers local news for Fox59 Indianapolis, so he’s seen his fair share of crazy incidents. Perhaps that explains how he was able to remain so calm when he witnessed the car directly behind him drive right over the curb and into the water.
While driving, Dunn heard a “bumping” sound. Instinctively, he looked into the rearview mirror to see what was going on. It was the woman behind him, hopping the curb and flipping over, eventually landing upside down and submerged in the water below. Dunn stopped and went back to check on the driver of the vehicle – that’s when he realized any passengers in the vehicle were trapped and possibly drowning.
Thankfully, due to a recent story he just finished producing, he was ready. According to his colleagues at Fox59:
“I just did a story with ISP on how to help people out of cold water. Their first tip was to get your head about you. So I just tried to force her to look at me and try to not be so hysterical. I tried to calm her down, and I half-carried her.
So not only was he in the right place at the right time to help, he was prepared to do so as well.
“I tossed my phone to another lady and told her to call 911,” Dunn said. “Against my better judgment, I climbed down the side of the canal and got into the water. As I was climbing down, I started to hear her scream, and it scared the heck out of me.
He then carefully waded into the water, making sure he wouldn’t need a rescue as well. The back window had been damaged, so he reached in and pulled her out through that. The woman was initially “scared out of her mind” but eventually calmed down after being rescued.
“I don’t know how I did it, really” Dunn said.
Fans on Fox59 WXIN’s Facebook page were convinced there was more at play than meets the eye.
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