‘Holy cow! There’s actually someone in here’: LPD sergeant on saving woman from sinking car

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – One Lincoln Police sergeant is a two-time hero after he saved a woman from her sinking car on Wednesday.

Just last September, Sgt. Tu Tran jumped into the water to help pull a 35-year-old man out of a pond where he crashed his truck.

Tran said that experience helped him out when he got the call on Wednesday that a 27-year-old woman had crashed her car in a pond near 14th Street and Yankee Hill Road.

“I wasn’t really thinking,” he said. “I knew that I could do it; I knew that I could run and jump into the water. I think that was like, ‘I’ve done this before, I’m going to do it again.'”

Tran said he was the first to get there, and once he arrived, the woman’s car was almost fully submerged.

“I reach inside, just grab at whatever I can, and then I felt two legs,” he said. “I’m like, ‘Holy cow! There’s actually someone in here.'”

Luckily, Tran was able to get the woman out of the car and back to land quickly.

She was taken to a hospital to be treated for weather-related injuries, but thanks to Tran, she is doing well.

“If I didn’t go in, I think she would have died,” he said.

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