Watch: Police jump into canal to save woman from sinking car

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PORT ORANGE, FL – Port Orange Police officers jumped into a canal to save a woman whose car was sinking below the water.

The Port Orange Police Department issued the following statement:

Friday night after the heavy rains, a car ran off the road and into a canal, next to Cedar in the Wood. Sgt. Mialki, Ofc. Calenda and Ofc. Brashier responded to the crash and found, that the driver was trapped in the vehicle as it was sinking. The Officers entered the water, broke the window, and pulled the driver out of the sinking car. This is another great example of Port Orange Police Officer’s daily commitment to the safety of their community and their willingness to put themselves in harm’s way to protect a stranger.