Good Samaritans rescue 73-year-old who crashed into pool

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Good Samaritans saved the life of a woman who drove into a backyard pool Tuesday afternoon.

The incident occurred on Rellim Drive in Glen Cove around 2 p.m.

Police say a 73-year-old woman crashed her Mercedes through a fence and her car started to sink.

Neighbor Manny Grella was driving home when he heard the woman's cries for help. That when he and another neighbor came to her rescue.

Grella says they “navigated her from the front seat to the back” and assisted in getting her out.

“She was panicking,” he says. “Within a minute, the car totally submerged underwater.”

Police say the woman's ordeal began when she got into an accident with another car at the corner of Rellim Drive and Elm Avenue.

She was taken to Glen Cove Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

“Thank goodness there were people that saw the accident, jumped in the pool and came to her rescue,” says Lt. John Nagle, of the Glen Cove Police Department.

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