Woman Rescued from Submerged Car off Route 40

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An 88-year-old woman is in critical condition after being rescued from a submerged car by Atlantic City Police.

Atlantic City and Egg Harbor Township police were called to the two-vehicle crash on Route 40 just before 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 6th.

Police say one vehicle had struck another vehicle and sent it into a marshy area.

Two occupants escaped the partially submerged vehicle and told police that someone was still inside.

Officers and other emergency responders found the 88-year-old woman with her upper body under water, not breathing and with no pulse.

They pulled her to safety and began CPR, before reviving her with help of an Automated External Defibrillator.

She was then taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in critical condition.


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