S.C. police chief praised for saving crash victim’s life in Florida

S.C. police chief praised for saving crash victim’s life in Florida
Rescue crews in Orange County, Florida, say the chief of the Walterboro Police Department helped save the life of a driver involved in this crash on July 12. (Source: Orange County Fire Rescue Department via Facebook)

WINTER PARK, Fla. (WCSC) - A Florida fire department is crediting the chief of police in Walterboro with saving the life of a driver who was involved in a rollover crash.

Walterboro Police Chief Wade Marvin
Walterboro Police Chief Wade Marvin (Source: Walterboro Police)

According to a Facebook post from the Orange County Fire Rescue Department in Winter Park, Fla., Walterboro Police Chief Wade Marvin was visiting the Orlando area when he came upon an accident scene on July 12.

“An SUV had not only flipped, but landed in a body of water, upside down,” the post states. “The driver was trapped inside.”

The post said Marvin entered the water without hesitation and held the driver’s head above water until rescue crews could free her from the vehicle.

“Crews credit the Chief with saving the patient’s life, noting if not there to keep her above water, the outcome could have been much different,” the post states.

🚔 Visiting police chief credited with saving life of crash victim - on July 12, Walterboro Police Department Chief Wade...

Posted by Orange County Fire Rescue Department, Florida on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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