CHICAGO (CBS) — Rescuers helped two people after their car plunged into Wolf Lake in Hegewisch near 130th and Avenue O Saturday night.
A man fishing nearby heard the speeding car as it hit a concrete barrier, went into the air and splashed upside down into the water.READ MORE: Elmhurst University Student Charged With Making Up Story About Man With Gun That Sent Campus Into Lockdown For Hours
“So I immediately dropped my fishing pole, ran over there, got a brick, went in the water and busted the back window trying to get them out,” he said. “The gentleman who was driving, he got out, but we could not get the girl out. She was trapped.”READ MORE: City Panel Backs $97 Million Sale Of Vacant Michael Reese Hospital Site For Massive 'Bronzeville Lakefront' Development
Divers from the Chicago Police Marine Unit were able to rescue the female passenger.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Frost Advisory Away From The City
Both victims were hospitalized and are expected to recover.