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Collingswood officers jumped into Cooper River as car or truck sank from check out

COLLINGSWOOD –  Police officers pulled a man to safety early Saturday right after his car plunged into the Cooper River and started to sink beneath the water’s surface.

The spectacular and hard rescue, captured on video clip by an onlooker, occurred about 6:30 a.m. in Cooper River Park, in accordance to a statement from Collingswood Police Section Main Kevin Carey.

He stated Sgts. Brian DiCugno and Kenneth Jacoby and Officers Nicholas Bruns and Eric Roseboro were the initial to respond to the accident scene off northbound Route 130 close to South Park Travel.

The officers noticed the car or truck in the river “and starting to fill up with drinking water,” Carey stated.

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Witnesses told police that the driver was trapped inside of the vehicle, in accordance to a movie recorded by Pastor Levi Combs III.

“He is drowning!” a person male can be heard shouting in the video.

Carey claimed officers observed the driver “frantically trying to pry his way” out of the automobile by a partly open driver’s-side window

“It quickly became obvious that the male would be not able to absolutely free himself from the sinking car or truck,” Carey reported.

He said the policemen grabbed a rope, a private flotation vest and an expandable baton from a patrol car or truck “and entered the water without the need of hesitation.”