Couple saved from submerged car in Creswick

A couple has escaped tragedy after a brave man and a police officer dived into a dam to save them from a sinking vehicle in Creswick yesterday.

Police were told an MG sedan, driving on the Midland Highway, left the road and careered into O’Keefes Dam and submerged about 11am.

A 39-year-old man travelling in a car close behind witnessed the incident and jumped into the water rescuing the male driver trapped inside the vehicle.

A Victoria Police Leading Senior Constable arrived shortly after and dived under water to rescue the female passenger who was still trapped inside the vehicle.

The 82-year-old South Australian driver from Hackney was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

His passenger, an 80-year-old South Australian woman from Hackney was conveyed to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The police investigation into the cause of the incident remains ongoing.

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