South Carolina woman stuck in ditch 10 hours

Friday, Aug 8, 2014 10:21 AM
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EUTAWVILLE, S.C. — An alert firefighter rescued a 38-year-old Orangeburg County woman who spent more than 10 hours trapped inside her vehicle in a watery ditch.

The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports Lt. William Rutland of the Eutawville Fire Department spotted a maroon bumper near a concrete bridge as he was driving Thursday evening. When he pulled over, he heard a woman ask for help.

The volunteer firefighter then called emergency dispatchers.

The Eutawville woman was flown to the Medical University of South Carolina. It’s unclear why her vehicle left the roadway outside the town. The lower third of her car was submerged in the water.

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historylover
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historylover 08/08/14 - 11:29 am
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Firefighters

are some of the bravest, most heroic men and women in our society! Thank God this man saw the car or we might be reading a much sadder story.

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jimmymac 08/08/14 - 02:59 pm
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I'm confused by the article. Was she too injured to get out of her vehicle? I agree Fire and police are truly unappreciated for all they do for us.

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Gage Creed 08/08/14 - 06:25 pm
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Well Done!

Well done Lt. Rutland, well done indeed!

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