Indiana Cop Saves Woman Trapped in Car Window by River


A number of Indiana police officers have been hailed as heroes after they saved a young woman who was trapped in her car and submerged in a river.

With the freezing water rising up to her neck, the 18-year-old Ball State University student frantically called 911, telling the dispatcher that she was in the White River and her car door wouldn’t open.

One officer arrived, took off his belt, and jumped in. One cop gave his baton to another officer, and the young lady could be heard screaming as they crashed in her car window. 

They searched for passengers, and the student was safely pulled to safety. The officer, who was soaking wet, was quickly wrapped in a blanket.

Inside Edition spoke with Sergeants James Lenox, Greg Skaggs, and Patrolman Casey Bell about the rescue.

“We knew we had to act quickly or we were gonna lose her if we didn’t act fast,”Skaggs stated.

The driver’s grateful mom, Michelle Rosbia, couldn’t thank them enough.

“You jumped in without hesitation and you saved my baby, and I am so grateful. There’s not enough money in the world that can repay you for the blessing that you bestowed on my daughter,”Rosbia.

One of the officers added that it wasn’t his first water rescue, but definitely his most emotional one. 

According to police, they don’t believe drugs or alcohol played a role in the incident.