Driver Rescued After Her Car Goes Overboard at Night

Wed, 2020-12-23

Shortly before 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday 22nd December, 2020, police received a report from on-duty Coast Guard personnel that a motorcar had crashed through the wooden barriers across from the West End Sailboat Club and landed in the sea.

Upon arrival, three officers entered the water and moved to extract the driver, a twenty-eight-year old female from the vehicle.

The Coast Guard deployed a vessel which conducted an area patrol, and no other occupant was seen.

Assisted by Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel the driver was taken out of the water. Initial medical assessment by EMTs ascertained that the driver sustained a minor leg injury.

She was transported via ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital where it was subsequently determined she had suffered other internal injuries, which are not thought to be life threatening.

Police Commissioner Stephen Corbishley praised the officers who responded to assist with the rescue effort: “I wish to publicly commend Western Division officers, Police Constable Constables 2420 Kyle Outerbridge, 2523 Kayla Smith, 2505 Tavon Trott and 2497, James Williams, for the selflessness and courage they exhibited in this situation.

Quick action by them, along with Acting Police Seargent, Melissa Butler, who managed the rescue operation assisted by COMOPS Operator, Police Constable 932 Terry Tucker, may well have prevented any loss of life given the circumstances involved.”