Police officer credited with saving man from overturned car partially submerged in water

An officer from the Mt. Morris City Police Department is credited with rescuing a man from a car that overturned and landed partially submerged in Brent Run Creek.
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MT. MORRIS TOWNSHIP (WJRT) (11/5/2019) - A driver is safe after tumbling over a guardrail on Stanley Road near Mt. Morris and landing partially submerged in Brent Run Creek.

An officer from the Mt. Morris City Police Department waded waist deep into the freezing water to rescue the man, according to Police Chief Keith Becker.

The man was driving east on Stanley Road when he hit the guardrail just east of Clio Road. The car overturned and fell 15 to 20 feet below the road surface into the creek.

The car landed upside down on its hood with all of the windows under water. The driver was pinned in and couldn't get out as water started rushing into the car.

The Mt. Morris officer ran down the bank into the water, broke a window and helped the driver out of the car. He carried the man up the hill to wait for an ambulance to arrive.

The driver was transported to an area hospital, but Becker said he wasn't suffering any visible injuries. The police officer did not report any injuries.

Becker said he's never seen a better rescue effort in all his years of law enforcement work.