Officers rescue motorist from vehicle moments before it becomes completely submerged in water.

At 8:00 pm Thursday, December 22, 2022, Manheim Township Emergency Services were dispatched to the intersection of Oregon Pike and Valleybrook Road for a report of a vehicle that had driven into the pond. Manheim Township Police Officers arrived quickly and found a vehicle in the water with a female trapped inside who was submerged up to her neck. Officers Kyle Carner and Anthony DiClemente jumped into the water and broke the driver’s window to gain access, just as the vehicle completely submerged. The officers were able to open the door, remove the driver, and pull her to the edge of the pond where she was treated by EMS. The driver, a 59-year-old Lancaster female, was taken to a local hospital where she was treated for minor injuries. The investigation determined that the driver had misjudged the turn and drove into the pond. Manheim Township Fire Rescue and Manheim Township Ambulance also assisted. Chief Thomas Rudzinski stated, “The officers jumped into the water without hesitation. The quick response and fast action of these officers undoubtedly saved the life of the driver.”

The Manheim Township Police Department has released clips from body-worn cameras of two officers on scene. 

You can view the videos here:

Manheim Twp Police Water Rescue


MEDIA POST CONTACT: Sergeant Barry E. Waltz, Jr., Cell: 717-371-5212, Office: 717-569-6401 Ext: 1505, waltzb@manheimtownshippolice.org