Trooper, Samaritan rescue 3 from submerged vehicle - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Trooper, Samaritan rescue 3 from submerged vehicle

Posted: Updated:

ABSECON, N.J. (AP) - An off-duty New Jersey state trooper and a good Samaritan rescued three people trapped inside a vehicle that was submerged upside down in a retention pond in southern New Jersey.

State police say Trooper Jaime Ablett from the Atlantic City Marine Station was driving home from work when he came upon the accident around 5:10 p.m. Friday and saw a man screaming. Ablett was westbound on Route 30 in Absecon at the time.

Ablett then entered the water and was joined by Luis Roselli of Gibbsboro. They entered the submerged vehicle and pulled out two unresponsive men, but a woman remained trapped because she couldn't unhook her seatbelt.

Emergency responders gave Roselli a knife that he used to cut the seatbelt. Ablett and Roselli then pulled her from the vehicle.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • New Jersey NewsNew Jersey NewsMore>>

  • Revel Casino Hotel starts closing in Atlantic City

    Revel Casino Hotel starts closing in Atlantic City

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:16:28 GMT
    Photo by Arun Kristian DasPhoto by Arun Kristian Das
    The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel.
    Atlantic City's newest casino and its costliest failure has begun its two-day shutdown.
  • Man to face murder charges in mother's slaying

    Man to face murder charges in mother's slaying

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:08:57 GMT
    Murder charges are pending against a northern New Jersey man who allegedly stabbed and beat his mother to death.
    Murder charges are pending against a northern New Jersey man who allegedly stabbed and beat his mother to death.
  • Why is Atlantic City collapsing?

    Why is Atlantic City collapsing?

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:38:30 GMT
    AP file photoAP file photo
    For decades, making some quick cash was the main drive behind so many who took the ride down the parkway to Atlantic City. But with so much to choose from nowadays, it looks like Atlantic City is in a lot of trouble.
    For decades, making some quick cash was the main drive behind so many who took the ride down the parkway to Atlantic City. But with so much to choose from nowadays, it looks like Atlantic City is in a lot of trouble.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices