911 Tape Captures Last Pleas of Drowning Woman

Tries to direct rescuers to her car in 10-minute call
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2009 6:17 AM CDT

(Newser) – A 911 tape released yesterday reveals the last moments of a woman desperately trying to direct rescuers to her car as it submerged in floodwaters, the AP reports. The 49-year-old Oklahoma woman told operators she had her nose against the car’s roof. “Please hurry, because I'm running out of air and if I climb out of this car I'm going to go down,” she said.

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“I need to get out now. I'm drowning,” she said soon after that during the May 2 call. She asked whether she should try to exit the car. Highway patrol officials say the woman had driven around road-closed signs and into floodwaters. Her car was found some 300 feet off the roadway; her body was recovered the next day.
(Read more 911 call stories.)

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