Bystanders help pull driver from sinking car at Putnam golf course

(Photo: East Putnam Fire Department)

PUTNAM, Conn. (WTNH) — Bystanders at a Putnam golf course were able to help a driver out of a car after it crashed into a pond Saturday morning.

According to the East Putnam Fire Department, firefighters and state police troopers were dispatched to the Connecticut National Golf Course on Chase Road at about 10:40 a.m. for the report of a car into the water.

On arrival, they found a car partially submerged in a pond near the entrance of the course.

(Photo: East Putnam Fire Department)
(Photo: East Putnam Fire Department)

Fire officials say the driver experienced a medical emergency, causing the accident. Bystanders and an employee at the course were able to help the driver out of the car before firefighters arrived on scene.

The driver of the car was transported to Day Kimball Hospital with minor injuries.

Firefighters say it took until about 1:15 p.m. with the help of state police troopers to remove the vehicle from the water.


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