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Woman safe after driving vehicle into Heartwell Lake

A woman is safe after driving her car into Heartwell Lake
A woman is safe after driving her car into Heartwell Lake
Published: Oct. 5, 2020 at 9:16 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A woman is safe after Hastings police say she accidentally drove her vehicle into Heartwell Lake. The incident happened shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, when police say the woman had parked her car just north of the lake. That’s when they say she tried to readjust the way she parked, and accidentally put the car in drive instead of reverse.

Shortly after, police say she drove into the lake. She quickly escaped the vehicle before it became submerged in the lake and made it back to shore safely with assistance from onlookers at the scene. Hastings Police have not released the name or age of the woman, but did confirm that she was the only person inside the vehicle when it went into the water.

Eventually, police say her husband came and drove her way from the scene while Hastings Fire & Rescue teamed up with a local towing company to retrieve the vehicle from the water.

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