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Car Driven into Swimming Pool, Driver Saved

A woman suffering from a diabetic episode lost control of her car, drove it through a fence, and ended up in a swimming pool. Fortunately, the quick thinking of three women saved the driver’s life.

The driver, Marjorie Ponder, crashed through Jen Pavao’s fence and soon found her car in 10 feet of cold water. Pavao, along with two others, helped to remove the woman from the car and bring her to safety.

Amy Rinker was driving behind Ponder, and believed her to be drunk as she swerved all over the road. But when she realized that her car ended up in the water, she immediately joined the rescue effort.

Ryon Pratt, East Bridgewater Fire Chief, said, “They acted immediately and rescued her, both in the sense that she would have drowned, but that the water was also freezing cold.”

Ponder is being treated at a local hospital, and is expected to recover.

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