Conservation Officer Rescues Woman from Water

(DELAWARE CO.) – A Winchester woman was rescued by an Indiana Conservation Officer after driving her vehicle into a pond at approximately 8 p.m. last night.

Joyce Phipps, 73, was rescued from a pond in the area of County Roads 400 South and 700 East in Delaware County by Indiana Conservation Officer Jordan Brand.

Phipps was driving northbound on County Road 700 East, approaching a small bend at 400 South. Phipps missed the curve, drove straight through the bend, and landed in a pond on the northeast corner of the intersection. Her vehicle was partially submerged in 55-degree water, and she was unable to exit the vehicle.

Brand responded to a call, and upon arriving, observed the water up to the driver’s window. He entered the water to rescue Phipps. She was unable to climb out through the window, but Brand was eventually able to open her door, pull her out, and get her back to shore.

Phipps received treatment on the scene by Delaware County EMS.