Firefighters rescue woman after car crashes into Corbin creek

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

CORBIN, Ky. (WKYT/WYMT) - Firefighters pulled off a dramatic rescue at a Corbin creek after a woman crashed her car into the water.

Firefighters had to carry the woman to safety Friday afternoon at Lynn Camp Creek in Corbin.

Investigators say the woman had been at the nearby Senior Citizen Center, but somehow her car ended up in the creek.

"I didn't expect her to be in there (the car) on the way," Corbin Firefighter Chad Jackson recalled. "And when we got there, I saw the towing service pulling a cable over, and I knew then that it was serious."

Firefighters said they first focused on getting the woman out of the car safely.

"She was trying to come out the driver's side window, on the upside of the car, and was sitting on the side of the door," Jackson said. "Myself and fellow firefighter James Smith went down in the water and got her out of the water, and we carried her over to the bank where we could get her up to get her dry."

Jackson said the water in the creek was very cold.

An EMS crew treated the woman on scene because she was complaining of shoulder pain. However, she did not have to go to the hospital. The woman's name has not been released.

Officials say they suspect the woman shifted her car in the wrong gear and rolled down the embankment.

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