Chief Deputy Jumps in Cold Water to Help Driver Stuck in Lacey’s Spring
LACEY’S SPRING, Ala. (WHNT) – A woman was trapped in her vehicle for about 30 to 40 minutes after she landed in cold water Tuesday in Lacey’s Spring.
Fortunately, she’s going to be okay. Morgan County Chief Deputy Mike Corley spotted her while he was driving in the area, looking for a missing man.
The woman’s SUV veered off Morris Road into some water that had collected from all the recent rain. It happened after 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Chief Deputy Corley saw her vehicle and waded in to help her. The woman was cold, and was at risk of hypothermia, because the water was so cold. Paramedics came and took her to a nearby hospital, and turned the heat on ‘high’ inside the ambulance to warm her up.
No other vehicles were involved. Responders say the woman may have experienced a medical problem that caused her to run into the water.