PITTSFIELD -- A woman and her Subaru Forrester ended up fully submerged in a Pittsfield lake, Monday...
It was after 10 a.m. when police say the unidentified female driver suffered medical distress, while headed northbound on Route 100.
The driver then lost control of her Subaru Forrester, which barreled down an embankment, struck a telephone pole, and landed in a lake.
Rescuers showed real heroics coming to the unresponsive driver's aid.
"I swam out, was trying to talk with her ... was trying to break the back window out with my forearm," said Officer Jeff Vanadestine. "Chief Emery came out with a baton and was able to smash the window out," he said.
According to Vanadestine, the car was fully underwater for three to four minutes, as they worked to free the sole occupant.
Paramedics performed CPR on the driver once she was safely ashore, before transporting her to Sebasticook Valley Hospital.
The driver's condition is unknown.
Jared Pliner joined WVII ABC7 and WFVX FOX22 in August of 2011, as a reporter. Raised in Marblehead, Massachusetts, Jared obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, magna cum laude, from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. In college, he served as news and talk director of WRGW, the campus radio station. Before that, he was a weeknight and weekend news anchor. From 2008 to 2010, Jared held internships across multiple divisions of ABC News, in Washington, D.C. and New York City, and at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Boston. Off air, Jared enjoys cooking, reading non-fiction and mystery novels and listening to opera.