June 17, 2018 07:35 PM
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) - A deputy went into a central Minnesota lake to rescue a woman from her sinking car.
The Douglas County sheriff's office says it happened Saturday night in a construction zone on Interstate 94 near Lake Latoka, southwest of Alexandria. The sheriff's office says 76-year-old Beverly Toso, of Hoffman, couldn't stop in time before she drove off a bridge that's being replaced. Her car landed in the lake.
Only a few inches of air was left in her car when Deputy Ben Jarvi arrived. He tied a rope to his waist, went into the water, opened the door and pulled her out.
A Fargo, North Dakota, man who called 911 to report the accident, Kenneth Fletcher, held the rope's other end and pulled them to shore.
Toso's injuries were not life-threatening.
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Created: June 17, 2018 07:35 PM
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