Montana trooper rescues driver from vehicle submerged in icy river

A Montana Freeway Patrol trooper is currently being praised for his heroic actions soon after pulling a driver from her submerged auto in the icy Yellowstone River Thursday.



a ship in a body of water: Montana Highway Patrol said the river current prevented the rear hatch of the car from opening.


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Montana Highway Patrol mentioned the river present prevented the rear hatch of the car from opening.

Trooper Connor Wager entered the close to-freezing water immediately after responding to a rollover crash south of the city of Emigrant, the Montana Highway Patrol reported on Twitter.

“After arriving on scene, he identified a vehicle on its roof with the entrance conclude wholly submerged in the Yellowstone River. The driver was trapped inside the auto & the h2o was approximately freezing,” it explained in a series of tweets.

“Wager tethered himself with a rope & entered the drinking water generating his way via the speedy shifting present-day to the overturned car. The robust present-day prevented the rear hatch from opening, so he broke as a result of the rear window with a rescue tool & pulled the female out of the motor vehicle.”



a man standing next to a body of water: Trooper Connor Wager tethered himself with a rope before entering the "nearly freezing" Yellowstone River, the Montana Highway Patrol said.


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Trooper Connor Wager tethered himself with a rope right before entering the “approximately freezing” Yellowstone River, the Montana Highway Patrol reported.

The highway patrol reported Wager and the driver ended up able to attain the shore with the assist of initially responders. Both of those have been treated by emergency products and services and Wager was produced with small accidents.

“Thank you Trooper Wager for your heroic attempts,” the patrol said.

The Park County Sheriff’s Place of work explained it had been given a call all over midday Thursday about a car upside down in the river.

“Because of to some incredibly quick and heroic get the job done by Deputies, Freeway Patrol and Paradise Valley Fireplace, the driver was rescued and brought to basic safety with no significant accidents,” the business office claimed on Facebook. “Superb get the job done by all!”

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