Coast Guard member helps save woman whose car was submerged in Currituck canal

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CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — Currituck officials say a driver lost control of her car and ended up in a canal on Wednesday, but got help from a local Coast Guard member. 

The driver can’t swim, but was able to escape out the sunroof. 

U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Jeff Brundage was driving home when he saw her in the water.

He jumped into the 50 degree water and brought the driver safely to shore by the time first responders arrived. 

No one was hurt, and Currituck officials say they’re thankful to have such brave people living in their community.
 

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