Optimum Customers: Your Newsday access has been extended until Oct 1st. Enroll now to continue your access.

LEARN MORE
TODAY'S PAPER
60° Good Morning
60° Good Morning
Long IslandSuffolk

Cop, Good Samaritan rescue 97-year-old woman from submerged car in Bay Shore

A Suffolk County police officer and a Good

A Suffolk County police officer and a Good Samaritan rescued a 97-year-old woman Saturday, April 4, 2015 from her submerged car in Bay Shore, authorities said.

A Suffolk County police officer and a Good Samaritan rescued a 97-year-old woman Saturday afternoon from her submerged car in Bay Shore, authorities said.

The vehicle was already under water at the Bay Shore Marina when Third Precinct patrol officers responded at 1:11 p.m., police said.

Police received a 911 call reporting that a woman had driven her Nissan Altima off the end of Clinton Avenue.

Officer Nicholas Aspromgos discovered the woman with water up to her neck inside the car. The windows were rolled up and the doors locked, police said.

Aspromgos broke the window and pulled the woman out. The officer and the Good Samaritan teamed to take her to the dock.

The victim was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

It wasn't immediately clear what caused the accident. Members of the Marine Bureau pulled the vehicle from the water.

Latest Long Island News

Important message for Optimum customers

Your Newsday digital access is changing as of 10/1

You recently received an email from Optimum’s parent company, Altice USA, informing you that Altice will no longer offer free Newsday digital access with Optimum's online service. Through an exclusive trial offer for Optimum customers, Newsday is pleased to extend your digital access at no cost until the end of the year.

I understand, no thanks