Barnet PCs rescue driver from freezing lake

By Lauren Grice

Police constables from Barnet borough have saved a woman from drowning after her car was driven into a freezing lake.

The incident took place near Totteridge Lane at just after 8am this morning (February 21st) and police were alerted by a member of the public who saw the unconscious driver’s vehicle enter the lake.

Officers arrived on the scene as the car began to sink and two male PCs entered the water, smashed one of the car’s windows and retrieved the woman from the submerged vehicle.

Barnet Borough Commander Adrian Usher commended the constables involved, paying tribute to their “speed and courage”.

“In the bitterly cold conditions we have today, there is little doubt that a sustained period in the water would have posed a serious threat to the woman’s life,” he said.

The driver was treated by the London Ambulance Service at the scene, who attempted to warm her up in an effort to prevent hypothermia setting in.

She was then taken to a hospital in north London for treatment and her condition is confirmed to be non-life-threatening.

The Metropolitan Police have stated they are continuing their enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the accident.

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