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VIDEO: Incredible underwater rescue by NYS trooper of man who drove into pond



Body cam footage shows a heroic act by NY State Trooper Francis W. Rush of the New York State Police.

Trooper Rush is based in the Wappinger barracks.

State Police said, “On Aug. 17, 2022, without hesitation, Trooper Rush entered a pond off Westgate Drive in Fishkill and rescued the driver of a car that was submerged in 15-feet of water.”

In the video, you can hear how deep the swam in the pond, not knowing if the person would pull him under in fear which happens during water rescues.

Trooper Rush swam to the unconscious victim and pulled him to shore.

The victim coughed up water and regained consciousness.

The sound begins about 12 seconds in this dramatic video.

The driver was treated and survived the incident.

It was determined he accidentally drove into the pond after suffering a medical emergency.

The State Police said “Job well done by Trooper Rush.”

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