Video shows Longwood police rescue man, 2 dogs from car submerged in retention pond

Driver expected to make full recovery at hospital, police say

Video released Monday shows law enforcement rescuing a man and two dogs from a car submerged in a retention pond. (Longwood Police Department)

LONGWOOD, Fla. – Video released Monday shows police rescue a man and two dogs after a car drove into a retention pond in Longwood.

According to the Longwood Police Department, officers responded to the area of State Road 434 at Rangeline Road around 10:30 a.m. Monday after being advised a vehicle had left the road and drove into a retention pond.

Upon arrival at the scene, Sgt. Kris Burnham and Officer Bryce Snyder jumped in the water and broke the window of the submerged car using a glass breaking tool, according to the department.

Police said they determined the senior driver was conscious but unresponsive and cut his seatbelt to remove him from the car.

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Burnham and Snyder, alongside Longwood firefighters Casey Minard, Caroline Gibson and Alex Coleman, transported the man and dogs to the shore, according to police.

Officers said the man was then transported to the hospital, where he is being treated for his injuries and expected to make a full recovery.

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