This is the tense moment Florida cops rescue a panicked woman driver as her car sinks into a canal she swerved into during heavy rain.
The incident took place in the city of Port Orange in Volusia County in the US state of Florida on the evening of 5th November.
The police said the woman, name not reported, lost control of her car and plunged into the roadside canal during a period of heavy rain.
Two cops on the scene found that the driver was trapped inside the car as it was sinking in the canal.
The officers eventually managed to smash a window and help the woman out of the submerged car before it was too late.
In the tense footage, one of the cops is seen arriving on the scene and encountering a man in the canal next to the sinking car.
The man, apparently a helpful resident, says: “The doors are locked, I can’t get them open.”
The cop gets into the water and repeatedly attempts to break a rear window while shouting at the woman to “climb out the back”.
The video cuts and another cop is seen clearing the glass from around the car door after apparently smashing a rear window to get to the woman.
They shout for the driver to climb to the back as she screams in fear inside the vehicle before one officer says “I got her” and manages to pull her through the smashed window.
The officers then help the woman onto dry land and one cop asks “are you okay ma’am” as she sobs in shock on the grass and says “yes”.
The Port Orange Police Department shared the video on social media on 8th November with the message: “Friday night after the heavy rains, a car ran off the road and into a canal, next to Cedar in the Wood.
“Sgt. Mialki, Ofc. Calenda and Ofc. Brashier responded to the crash and found that the driver was trapped in the vehicle as it was sinking.
“The Officers entered the water, broke the window, and pulled the driver out of the sinking car.”
The police added: “This is another great example of Port Orange Police Officer’s daily commitment to the safety of their community and their willingness to put themselves in harm’s way to protect a stranger.”