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Montana trooper rescues driver from automobile submerged in icy river

Trooper Connor Wager entered the near-freezing water after responding to a rollover crash south of the city of Emigrant, the Montana Highway Patrol mentioned on Twitter.

“After arriving on scene, he found a vehicle on its roof with the front end completely submerged in the Yellowstone River. The driver was trapped inside the vehicle & the water was nearly freezing,” it mentioned in a collection of tweets.

“Wager tethered himself with a rope & entered the water making his way through the fast moving current to the overturned vehicle. The strong current prevented the rear hatch from opening, so he broke through the rear window with a rescue tool & pulled the woman out of the car.”

The freeway patrol mentioned Wager and the motive force have been in a position to attain the shore with the assistance of first responders. Both have been handled by emergency providers and Wager was launched with minor accidents.

“Thank you Trooper Wager for your heroic efforts,” the patrol mentioned.

The Park County Sheriff’s Office mentioned it had acquired a name round midday Thursday a few automobile the other way up within the river.

“Due to some very quick and heroic work by Deputies, Highway Patrol and Paradise Valley Fire, the driver was rescued and brought to safety with no major injuries,” the workplace mentioned on Facebook. “Outstanding work by all!”

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