The Naperville Fire Department conducted a water rescue earlier today in response to a call that a car had driven into a pond and was sinking, according to a fire department press release.
At 5:49 p.m., firefighters arrived and found a car submerged in a pond about 15 feet from the shore. The driver was slightly injured but was able to get out of the car on their own before it sank.
The fire department said witnesses initially reported a second person in the car, but the rescue divers confirmed there was only the driver in the vehicle. The driver was transported to Edward Hospital.
There were no other patients or injuries to firefighters.
Earlier today a Naper Notify went out that the Naperville police and fire departments were on the scene at 248th Avenue and Ashwood Road. Drivers were asked to find an alternate route in the area.
Plainfield Fire Protection District, Warrenville Fire Protection District, Lisle Woodridge Fire Protection District, Downers Grove Fire Department, Bolingbrook Fire Department, and Naperville Police Department assisted the Naperville Fire Department.
The fire department said the Naperville Police Department is conducting an investigation to find the cause of the incident.
About Naperville Fire Department
The mission of the Naperville Fire Department is to respond to all emergency and non-emergency calls for service in a time that meets the expectations of the community and to promote safe practices through ongoing fire prevention and public education programs. The Fire Department is made up of 201 employees at 10 stations answering over 14,000 calls for service in 2020.
Naperville News 17’s Aysha Ashley Househ reports.
photo courtesy: WGN-TV
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