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Man Who Rescued Woman From Submerged Car On Central Coast Says He Acted Instinctively

A man who pulled a woman from her submerged vehicle after it crashed into waters at Tascott, on the state’s Central Coast, says he is glad he was able to assist.

The 20-year-old Ettalong woman lost control of her Holden Barina on Brisbane Water Drive, Tascott, after she was distracted by an insect about 7.30am on Sunday (13 December).

The vehicle veered off the road, struck a large rock and crashed over an ocean retaining wall, landing in the water on its roof.

A short time later, a passer-by entered the water and pulled the woman from the submerged car.

The woman was taken by ambulance to Gosford Hospital as a precaution.

After a public appeal for the woman’s rescuer to come forward, a 39-year-old Wamberal man contacted Police from Brisbane Water Local Area Command and spoke with Police yesterday (Wednesday 16 December).

The woman met the man during the afternoon and thanked him for coming to her rescue.

The father-of-two, who wishes to remain anonymous, said he acted instinctively.

“I just jumped in and the adrenalin kicked in.”

“I just opened the door and got her out.”

“You would do it even if the car was on fire and I’m very thankful I was able to assist at this time of year, which is all about family.”


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