Rescue Divers rescue woman from submerged vehicle in Evansville, IN
Woman rescued from submerged vehicle in fair condition
By Staff Report
Posted December 2, 2009 at 1:45 p.m. , updated December 2, 2009 at 1:45 p.m.
A 27-year-old Evansville woman who was revived by firefighters after being pulled from a truck submerged in the Ohio River Tuesday night is listed in fair condition this afternoon.
Rose Marshall was lifeless when crews broke out the passenger side window of her late-model pickup truck and pulled her to the surface at Dress Plaza about 11 p.m.
Evansville Fire Department Spokesman Dan Grimm said in a statement that Marshall started coughing up water and regained consciousness as firefighters began resuscitation efforts on the department boat.
She was talking by the time crews arrived back at the boat ramp, Grimm said. Marshall was then taken to Deaconess Hospital, where she remained Wednesday afternoon.
It was not immediately clear how Marshall's truck ended up in the river.
Grimm said in the statement that an Evansville Police Department officer spotted the vehicle in the water and immediately alerted the Fire Department dive rescue team, who quickly made their way to the scene.
Firefighter Scott Weber got to the submerged vehicle first by borrowing a local fisherman's johnboat. He entered the water but found the truck's doors locked.
Rescue diver Captain Doug Tenison entered the water next, broke out the passenger side window and pulled Marshall out.
"Planning, training and quick thinking all played a part in this happy ending," Grimm said in the statement. "Thankfully, the holidays will be much happier for Ms. Marshall and her family."