ORLANDO, Fla. – Officers and a bystander rescued a family from an overturned vehicle in a retention pond Thursday night, according to the Orlando Police Department.
Police said officers responded to an overturned vehicle in water in the area of Lee Vista Boulevard and Vista East Parkway around 7:25 p.m. Thursday.
Officers said a witness saw the vehicle go off the roadway and over an embankment.
Authorities said when officers arrived, they entered the water with the witness and were able to assist a mother and her oldest child to safety.
Investigators said crews also rescued the father who was trapped and a smaller child in a car seat.
Everyone in the car is being treated at local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.
Police said the actions of the bystander, who was the first person to help and rescued one of the kids, were heroic.