Florence first responders rescue woman from car submerged in pond

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – The West Florence Fire Department says they rescued a woman Monday after her car ran off the road and into a pond.

Captain Anthony Fox with the West Florence Fire Department says crews were called to a pond near Florence Darlington Technical College for a crash at 4:04 a.m.

When firemen arrived, the car was completely submerged in the pond and the woman was on top of the car.

Two officers from the Florence Police Department were the first to arrive on scene and immediately took off their duty gear when they heard the victim yelling for help. The officers swam to the middle of the pond and kept the woman’s head above water until rescue crews were able to remove her from the car, Lt. Mike Brandt with the Florence Police Department said.

According to Fox, crews transported her to the hospital to be treated for her injuries. The officers were checked by EMS at the scene and released.

Officials did not release what initially caused the single- car crash. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating.