Rescue Me: How To Escape A Sinking Car

How to escape a sinking car—plus an inexpensive tool that could make the process easier.

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HOW TO SAVE A LIFE | When an Alberta truck driver hauling an oversize load struck a steal beam on the Skagit River Bridge in Washington state last week, sending a segment of the bridge and two passenger vehicles plunging into the water below, the thought crossed my mind, as I’m sure it did yours, what if one of those vehicles had been yours.

How would you react if you found yourself in a sinking car? What should and shouldn’t you do? Are there tools you can have on hand that will facilitate your escape?

Better Safe Than Sorry

I found the following article and video extremely informative. And while the chance of ever finding myself in a sinking car is remote, I’ve ordered the inexpensive tool shown below for my family members and me just to be on the safe side.

 Escape-from-a-Sinking-Car-Step-6wikiHow article—How to Escape a Sinking Car

ABC News Sinking Car—How To EscapeABC News video—Sinking Car: How To Escape

ResQueLife Hammer ResQme—Attach this tool to your keychain

—Ruth Rainey

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