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Pictured: the MG Sedan occupied by an older couple in the 80s, who dived in O & # 39; Keefes Dam

Hero police officer relives the moment he and another man rescue the elderly couple who drowned just a few seconds after their car hit a dam

  • A man and a woman, both in the 80s, walked down the road into a dam
  • Senior Constable Simon Barker and a 39-year-old trader saved the couple
  • The & # 39; distressed & # 39; couple said goodbye to each other while water filled the car
  • The older man was first rescued from the car and pulled to the water's edge
  • Constable Barker said the woman had about 30 seconds left before she was saved
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A hero police officer opened the moment he rescued an older couple from drowning after their car was caught in a dam.

The man and the woman, both in the 1980s, lost control of their MG sedan, which fell on Wednesday around 11 AM around 11 AM at Keefes Dam on Midland Highway in Creswick, 122 km northwest of Melbourne. .

Leading chief agent Simon Barker and a 39-year-old trader saved the Adelaide couple, who were trapped in the car.

He said the & # 39; distressed & # 39; couple had said goodbye to each other when the water quickly filled the car.

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Pictured: the MG Sedan occupied by an older couple in the 80s, who dived in O & # 39; Keefes Dam

Pictured: the MG Sedan occupied by an older couple in the 80s, who dived in O & # 39; Keefes Dam

Senior Constable Simon Barker (photo) and a 39-year-old trader saved the couple that were seconds of death

Senior Constable Simon Barker (photo) and a 39-year-old trader saved the couple that were seconds of death

Senior Constable Simon Barker (photo) and a 39-year-old trader saved the couple that were seconds of death

& # 39; I jumped in, helped the citizen pull the man out of the car, & # 39; said Agent Barker 3AW.

& # 39; We both took the man to the edge and went back to the car, and his wife was still in the car and it went under water.

& # 39; It (the water) was on her chin and head at that time. & # 39;

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Agent Barker estimated that the woman had about 30 seconds to live when she was rescued.

The wreck in the sedan of the elderly couple) after the vehicle was driven off Midland Highway in Creswick and made a career in a dam

The wreck in the sedan of the elderly couple) after the vehicle was driven off Midland Highway in Creswick and made a career in a dam

The wreck in the sedan of the elderly couple) after the vehicle was driven off Midland Highway in Creswick and made a career in a dam

Constable Barker happened to be busy in the area with a & # 39; general patrol & # 39; from the Midland Highway when he received an emergency call.

The trader drove behind the couple's car, which he saw flew into the ferry from the road.

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He called the police before he came to the rescue of the ailing couple.

Agent Barker said the trader had to use a lot of force to open the car door.

The sedan (photo) occupied by an elderly couple is towed away after the vehicle has been submerged in water

The sedan (photo) occupied by an elderly couple is towed away after the vehicle has been submerged in water

The sedan (photo) occupied by an elderly couple is towed away after the vehicle has been submerged in water

& # 39; I received the call and I was just 10 seconds away & he said.

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& # 39; Right place right time. & # 39;

The couple was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash is still being investigated.

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