Trooper saves driver stuck in submerged car

— The Warren County Sheriff’s Office Oct. 14 responded to a report of a personal injury accident with a vehicle submerged in a pond on Riverside Drive near the intersection of State Route 8 in Chestertown.

The accident occurred when a 2011 Subaru Outback operated by 71-Year-Old Nancy L. McGillicuddy, of Chestertown, veered off the right hand side of the roadway driving over guide wires and into Faxons Pond. The vehicle became completely submerged in the water.

Off-duty New York State Police Sgt. James Conway, of Chestertown, witnessed the vehicle in the pond and drove to the scene. Upon arrival, Conway entered the water and used a peace of asphalt to break out the rear window and pull McGillicuddy to safety.

McGillicuddy was transported to the Glens Falls Hospital by the North Warren Emergency Squad for minor injuries. Conway was not injured. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Chestertown Fire Department. Patrol Officer Gregory Seeley investigated the accident.

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