Police body camera footage shows officer's rescue of woman from Detroit River

Published: Dec. 20, 2018 at 4:58 AM EST
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Newly released body camera video shows a quick-thinking Michigan police officer helping rescue a woman after her SUV went into the Detroit River.

The incident happened around 4 p.m. Monday in Trenton, police said.

Witnesses called 911 and officers rushed to the scene.

Once they arrived, they saw an SUV sinking in the river and spotted the woman in the driver's seat.

Police looked around for something they could use to reach the woman and grabbed a kayak found in the back of a nearby home and used it to paddle toward the woman.

When an officer got to the car he rescued her by breaking the window with the paddle and pulled her out.

The woman is doing okay and is back home, police said.