JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said an officer rescued a 5-year-old from an overturned vehicle in a lake at Hanna Park. The Sheriff's Office said the child's mother, who was driving the vehicle, has died.
The officer who rescued the child had to cut through multiple deployed airbags to reach the child, according to the Sheriff's Office.
#JSO officer was able to use a knife and cut through multiple airbags to locate and rescue a 5-year-old girl who was surviving in a small pocket of air. Unfortunately her mother was not alive when the officer was able to pull her from the submerged vehicle. https://t.co/hU7kA6G7Xc— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) July 21, 2019
JSO said the father called 911. He was not with the mother and child at the time of the incident, but JSO said the mother called him and that's how the father knew to call 911.
The car then flipped over. This resulted in the woman drowning and her 5-year-old child was rescued surviving off a small pocket of air inside the car.— Brittney Verner (@BrittneyVerner) July 21, 2019
Watch @ActionNewsJax at 10:00 to learn more about who made the call and the challenges police faced trying to find the car.
JSO began searching for the mother and child after the father called 911. With the help of the JSO air unit, officers spotted the car overturned in a lake.
The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department responded to the vehicle in the lake at Hanna Park and said that two people were inside the vehicle.
Action News Jax reporter Brittney Verner is at the scene and will have more information on Action News Jax FOX30 at 10.
Police confirmed a car went into a lake at Hanna Park. Officers said they had to use a helicopter to find it.— Brittney Verner (@BrittneyVerner) July 21, 2019
Were preparing to get a briefing at 9:15 from JSO. Watch @ActionNewsJax at 10:00 for the latest details. pic.twitter.com/M1ATFcgksc
#JSO is working a drowning of one adult at Hanna Park in the 500 block of Wonderwood Drive. Media will be addressed at 9:15 PM at the entrance of the park.— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) July 21, 2019
Crews have responded to a vehicle in a lake at Hanna Park with two people inside the vehicle.— MyJFRD (@JFRDJAX) July 20, 2019
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