A Texas woman who had been reported as missing to local law enforcement for 48 hours was found alive in a Jeep submerged in a lake.
Two fisherman were out on Lake o’ the Pines in their boat early Friday morning, when they noticed a black Jeep Wrangler mostly submerged in the water.
One of the men called the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to report that the roof of the vehicle was barely above the water, just forty feet out from the boat launching ramp.
The Sheriff’s station dispatched officers to oversee a wrecking service tow the Jeep out of the lake, but as the car was about to be hooked up, they noticed movement inside.
With the help of the fishermen, the towing service and deputies were able to pull an unnamed woman out of the submerged SUV.
When first responders got her to shore, they determined that she had been reported missing to the Longview Police Department two days prior.
She was treated on scene by emergency medical services and transported to a local hospital.
“We do not know how long the Jeep was in the water,” Capt. Chuck Rogers told NPR.
Police have not released any further information on the woman’s health condition or details behind her disappearance, but the believe that she rolled into the lake on accident.
Recently the son of a Hollywood actor became an everyday hero when he dove into Baltimore’s Patapsco River to pull a driver out of a submerged vehicle last month.
“Superman & Lois” star Dylan Walsh’s 26-year-old son, who works as a sous chef at a local seafood restaurant, heard from a co-worker that a car had plunged into the Inner Harbor.
Tom Walsh, an army veteran, did not hesitate to dive into the foul smelling water to help the driver get out of the submerged SUV.
He first tried to smash in the passenger side window, but resorted to leaping onto the hood and kicking in the windshield.
Walsh was able to yank the driver through the broken windshield and help the man swim to the side of the harbor, where bystanders were waiting to pull them onto dry land.
His extraordinary efforts to free the man were caught on camera in a video that has since gone viral.