Hudson Valley Woman Follows GPS Right Into River
It's like a story from the movies.
It happened on Sunday behind the Port Jervis Fire Training Center in Port Jervis.
According to the Daily Freeman, a 30-year-old woman from Middletown was following the directions on her GPS navigation system, when she wound up driving her car into the Neversink River.
The woman, who wished to stay anonymous, was alone in her car behind the training center when her car slid down a muddy river bank and into the water.
She told the Freeman that, “I saw water hit my windshield and then looked around and realized I was in water. Drowning has always been one of my worst fears. I could see the shore, but I couldn’t get out of my car. I spotted a log, and thought, if I could get out of my car, I could grab onto the log.”
Her attempts at opening the doors or windows of the car were unsuccessful, so she called 911 for help.
Rescuers from the Huguenot Fire Department and the Port Jervis Water Operations Team arrived and made their way to the car. Once they got to the woman, they secured her and got her out of the water by using a rope team.
She was treated on the scene and released to family members to take her home.
The car was fully submerged in the river and was eventually removed from the river.