Norwood police rescue man from submerged vehicle on flooded road

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NORWOOD — Two Norwood police officers saved a man early this morning after his vehicle became submerged in a flooded section of Upland Road and Prospect Street.

Sergeant Baker and Officer Glaser were on scene around 5:30 a.m. when they noticed a vehicle almost entirely underwater due to the flooding, with the driver still trapped inside.

The water in the area had reached a depth of about 6 feet.

The driver was able to escape through a window and climbed onto the roof of his car, but he was unable to swim to safety.

Responding quickly to the emergency, Baker and Glaser positioned themselves on a nearby embankment and observed the man in distress.

Utilizing a long tree branch, Sergeant Baker reached the stranded man and pulled him to the embankment.

The man was subsequently treated by the Norwood Fire Department.

The swift actions of Sergeant Baker, Officer Glaser, and the Norwood Fire Department were praised for their teamwork and quick response in rescuing the driver.

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