POLICE have rescued an alleged drug-affected woman from her sinking car after she allegedly drove it into a river following a domestic violence incident in Sydney’s southwest.
Police were first called to a domestic violence incident at Georges Hail shortly after 2pm on Sunday.
As officers were making their way to the scene, they were told a woman involved in the domestic incident jumped into a car and drove off, allegedly while affected by drugs.
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The police helicopter was dispatched to help locate the car, which was found a short time later on Rabaul Road.
As crews began closing in on the woman, police said she drove the car off a boat ramp and into the water.
Fast-thinking officers jumped into the water and swam out to the vehicle to rescue the woman.
An officer smashed the driver’s window and pulled her out of the car seconds before it was fully submerged.
The woman has been taken to Bankstown Police Station where she is being treated by Ambulance Paramedics.
The officer who smashed the window is being treated at Bankstown Hospital for a cut to his wrist.
If you are in immediate danger call 000 now. If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support.
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
DV Connect Queensland Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 phone 1800 811 811
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast