A medical alert button is being credited with saving two people that wound up in the Goshen Millrace Canal inside of a car.
The driver of the vehicle says that he and a friend were watching the swans when he accidently started backing up and wound up down an embankment and into the canal. The car quickly started filling with water, and low cell signal made it almost impossible to communicate with 9-11.
That’s when the driver, Larry Stump, tells WNDU he remembered his medical alert button. It immediately connected them to emergency services, who directed them on how to get out of the car and onto the roof.
Crews pulled them both out uninjured, although they were checked for hypothermia as a precaution.