Bystander Helps First Responders Flip Submerged SUV in Florida

A bystander jumped into action to help first responders flip an overturned SUV that had careened off the road and into a body of water in Volusia County, Florida.

Bodycam footage released by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office shows a deputy, firefighters, and a group of bystanders flipping the vehicle before crews manage to pull the driver to safety.

“She’s unresponsive” a woman can be heard telling the deputy, who then walks into the flooded ditch. “There’s somebody in there. Can we get this thing flipped or not?” the deputy asks.

The woman driving the car was pulled to shore and officials began to immediately perform CPR. According to local reports the woman was transferred to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach.

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said the woman was in a critical condition but had “a chance to survive thanks to this crew”. Credit: Volusia Sheriff via Storyful

Video transcript

- There's a lady.

- She's inside?

- Yeah.

- OK.

- She's not-- she's-- she's unresponsive.

- OK.




- Can I see?

- Th-- there's somebody in there. Can we get this thing flipped or not?

- You got someone submerged on the low side.

- We need some help pushing.


Oh, you guys are strong.


- You got a cutter?

- Hey, give me a knife. Scissors, something.

- I got the board.

- I got it. Two straps right over here. You can clip that in on that side.

- Thank you.

- There's another strap on the top [INAUDIBLE].

- Victim's extricated.

- We'll be assessing in a moment. [INAUDIBLE]

- Hold on, I'm getting stuck.

- Yep, there you go.


- I got her, still. Pull, pull, pull, pull!


- Yep, got one.

- Right.


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