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.