A Florida police officer is being hailed a hero after a woman drove her car into a canal, and he jumped into gear to rescue her from the dangerous scenario.
Cape Coral Police Department Officer Kwesi Johnson leaped right into the canal Nov. 29, taking quick-thinking action to help the woman to safety.
“This morning, around 3:00 am, a female drove her vehicle into a canal,” a post on the department’s Facebook page read. “Without hesitation, Officer Kwesi Johnson jumped into the canal, busted out the driver’s side window, and rescued the female from the sinking vehicle.”
Johnson’s heroic moves, caught on body-cam footage, earned him the designation of a “true hero in blue,” according to the police statement.
Video footage shows the officer bolting toward the canal before jumping in and smashing the window. The woman, clearly in distress, can be heard screaming and crying throughout the ordeal.
Johnson and others carried her out of the vehicle and water to safety.
“My car,” she can be heard lamenting as the vehicle appeared to be sinking into the water. An officer responded, “It’s just a car.”
One of the cops then commends Johnson, telling him, “Good work.”
Fortunately, no one was seriously injured during the terrifying ordeal.