Trenton officer finds kayak, uses it to rescue woman inside car sinking in Detroit River

Woman expected to be OK

TRENTON, Mich. - A woman was rescued by a Trenton police officer after her car went into the Detroit River, according to officials.

The incident happened around 4 p.m. near the corner of West Road and Riverside Drive in Trenton, police said.

UPDATETrenton police body camera footage shows frantic rescue of woman from Detroit River

Officials said the woman's car went flying into the river, and when police arrived, one of the officers saw a kayak in the back of a nearby home and used it to paddle toward the woman.

When he got to the car, which was sinking, he rescued her by breaking the window with the paddle and pulling her out, according to authorities.

She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she is expected to be OK, police said.

A Trenton police officer pulled a woman out of a car sinking in the Detroit River, police said. (WDIV)

A woman in a sinking car was rescued by a Trenton police officer in the Detroit River, officials said. (WDIV)

Police said a woman drove her car into the Detroit River in Trenton. (WDIV)

Officials rushed to the rescue of a woman who was in a sinking car in the Detroit River. (WDIV)

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