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Woman, 88, found in submerged vehicle in critical condition

October 7, 2018

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police say a woman was taken to a hospital in critical condition after she was rescued from a submerged vehicle following a crash in New Jersey.

Atlantic City and Egg Harbor Township police were called to the two-vehicle crash just inside the Atlantic City limit on Route 40 just before 8:30 a.m. Saturday, where a vehicle had struck another vehicle and sent it into a marshy area.

Police say an officer found a vehicle partially submerged and was told by two other occupants that someone was still inside. He and other emergency responders found an 88-year-old woman with her upper body under water who wasn’t breathing and had no pulse.

They pulled her to safety and began CPR, and she was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

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