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Family of Four Saved from Drowning in Orlando

By DAVID BURNS, Senior Correspondent | December 10, 2020 | FLORIDA

Story No. 121020121

Orlando, FL - At approximately 7:24 P.M. on December 10th, Orlando Police patrol officers responded to an overturned vehicle in water in the area of Lee Vista Blvd. and Vista East Pkwy. A witness observed the vehicle drive off the roadway and over an embankment, and when he checked, the vehicle was upside down in the water.

Officers arrived and entered the water with the witness. They were able to assist the first two occupants to safety, a mother and oldest child. Upon the arrival of OFD and their Dive Team, the other two occupants, the father who was trapped and a smaller child in a carseat, were removed.

All occupants were treated at local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.