In Shrewsbury, divers on scene after car goes into Flint Pond

In Shrewsbury, divers on scene after car goes into Flint Pond


SHREWSBURY — A car “driving at a high rate of speed” crashed into Flint Pond Thursday morning, with rescuers pulling a woman from the water minutes later, authorities said.

Police officers and firefighters responded to the pond off Route 20 near Lake Quinsigamond around 9:30 a.m.

The woman was given CPR at the scene before being rushed to the hospital, authorities said. She appeared to be in her 50s, authorities said.

“About 5 feet of water, she was floating on top,” said Fire Chief James Vuona. “They got her out and did everything they could medically for her.”

The woman was transported to UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus in Worcester. Her condition was not immediately known.

The pond is near the Worcester line, and city firefighters responded to the call. Worcester firefighters reached the woman in the water, Worcester Deputy Fire Chief Adam Roche said.

With first responders unsure if anyone else was in the vehicle, divers were called to the scene. The car, a Nissan Sentra, was about 30 feet from shore after entering the pond through the Oak Island boat ramp.

The initial 911 call said a car had gone into water on Flint Pond Road in Worcester. Soon afterwards it was realized that the incident had taken place in the vicinity of Shrewsbury.

After divers searched in and around the car for about an hour, the vehicle was towed to shore by Lovey’s Towing. A search of the vehicle further confirmed that there were no other occupants.

Vuona said authorities are continuing to piece together the circumstances of the case. He said people near the pond saw the car hit the water.

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