Woman rescued by good Samaritan after car plunges into ocean in Falmouth

FALMOUTH, MASS. (WHDH) - A woman was rescued by a good Samaritan after her car plunged into the ocean off a beach in Falmouth Wednesday night.

Officers responding to a report of a vehicle in the water in the area of Maravista Avenue and Menauhant Road about 6:57 p.m. found the car upright and just beyond the waterline, according to Falmouth police.

Police say the car was traveling at a high rate of speed and did not stop at a stop sign.

The 28-year-old woman who had been driving the car had already been helped out of the car by a person who witnessed the crash, police say.

The operator and sole occupant of the vehicle was transported to a local hospital with what were considered non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

The crash remains under investigation.


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