A Horsehead Bay resident came to the aid of a driver whose car was sinking into the bay Wednesday.
A 43-year-old woman veered off the road and drove into Horsehead Bay about 10:30 a.m. as she dealt with a medical emergency and lost control of her car, said Nanette Tatom, Gig Harbor Fire and Medic One spokesman.
A man who lives across the bay saw the car go into the water and drove about a half mile to the boat ramp. He waded into the water and pulled the woman out of the sinking car, Tatom said.
The man told rescue workers the water had reached just below the car’s window when he got to the woman. The car sank soon after that.
First responders took the woman to the hospital.
“It sounds like she’s going to be fine,” Tatom said.
When the rescuer reached the driver, she was awake but confused.
“She’s lucky he was paying attention,” Tatom said.