Crash woman rescued from river

A woman has been rescued from a river after getting trapped under water in her car.

A police officer jumped into the water to rescue the woman, whose vehicle had come off a road in Wiltshire, ambulance crews said.

She was trapped for around ten minutes and was taken to a hospital in Bath where her injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

A spokeswoman for Great Western Ambulance Service said the woman could have died if the officer had not taken action.

She said: "We received a 999 call just before 8am reporting that a car had left the road, overturned and gone into a river. On arrival the car was upside down in the river with the woman trapped inside.

"Luckily she was just able to breathe but the car had been submerged for approximately 10 minutes. The police officer entered the water and managed to free the woman and bring her to the bank. The ambulance crew then pulled them both back up the river bank."

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