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: Oak Park Condo Owners Say Repair Work Has Gone Nowhere After More Than A Year And A Half, Despite Hefty Fees To Contractor
“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: Chicago Weather: Low 20s Monday Night; Arctic Cold Front Coming Wednesday Morning
Divers from the Chicago Police Marine Unit were able to rescue the female passenger.MORE NEWS: View Live Radar
Both victims were hospitalized and are expected to recover.