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Woman Drives Vehicle Off of Freedom Pier into Delaware River; Police, EMT, Firemen Respond to the Scene in Gloucester City

Screen Shot 2022-04-28 at 16.04.51GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ -Rescue personnel search the vehicle to see if anyone else was inside of it. The driver, a woman drove her vehicle off of Freedom Pier, King and Cumberland Sts., Gloucester City. She was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. At this time her condition is not known. Also not known is how the accident happened.  (Image courtesy of https://6abc.com )

Screen Shot 2022-04-28 at 16.29.00The driver of the vehicle jumped the curb and crashed through the iron fence before her vehicle fell into the Delaware River. A concrete barrier has been placed where the fence was broken. (CNBNews photo)

 

GLOUCESTER CITY , NJ (April 28, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)—A woman drove her vehicle off of Freedom Pier, into the Delaware River today around 1 PM. It is not known at this time what caused the accident. Either is the condition of the woman, who was taken to a nearby hospital.  Police Lt. Jason Flood, spokesman for the Gloucester City Police Department released the following statement.  

On April 28, 2022 at 1:11 pm, officers responded to Freedom Pier for a water rescue. Upon arrival, a vehicle was located in the Delaware River, south of Freedom Pier. The vehicle was upside down and it was unknown if the vehicle was occupied. Detective Sergeant Carlos Depoder, Officer Sean Gartland, and Officer John Bryszewski Jr. jumped into the Delaware River and extricated a female from the vehicle. Officers provided medical treatment while still in the water. 

 Three Good Samaritans helped load the female onto their boat and transported the female and officers to the floating dock of the North Wind Schooner; which is on the north side of Freedom Pier. Officers continued medical treatment until relieved by Our Lady of Lourdes BLS, the Gloucester City Fire Department, and Virtua Paramedics. 

Divers from the Bellmawr Fire Department searched the vehicle for any additional occupants. No other occupants were located inside the vehicle. 

The Gloucester City Fire Department, Bellmawr Fire Department, and Beaver Brook Motors conducted operations to remove the vehicle from the Delaware River. 

The female was transported to the hospital and her condition is unknown at this time. 

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