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Bystanders Rescue People After Car Plunges Into Lake

Last updated on Friday, December 28, 2012

(FISHERS) - Bystanders helped rescue people from a lake after a car plunged into the water.

RTV6 reports that the Fishers Fire Department said a car went off the road and into a lake at 116th Street and Hoosier Road, with two passengers inside.

Carrie Mattingly, 43, of McCordsville was driving, and her 5-year-old daughter was a passenger in the 2010 Honda Pilot.

Mattingly told emergency crews that she was trying to change lanes on a slushy 116th Street when she lost control of the car, left the roadway, crashed through a fence and entered the water.

Eastbound 116th Street was closed while emergency crews responded to the scene and divers worked to remove the vehicle from the water.

Both occupants of the vehicle made it to shore safely, with the help of the three to four bystanders who dove in to assist, including Jeffrey Oliver of Westfield, Chad Basey of McCordsville and Randy Jones of Indianapolis.

The vehicle's occupants and the people who retrieved them from the water were all sent to the hospital to be checked out.

Divers reported that the car settled 50 feet away from the shore and about 10 to 15 feet under water in the lake, which used to be a quarry.

To read more on this story visit http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/bystanders-help-pull-passengers-from-submerged-car

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