Firefighters find woman in submerged vehicle off Highway 31 near Chandler

Firefighters find woman in submerged vehicle off Highway 31 near Chandler
Firefighters were dispatched to River Park 1500 Block of Highway 31 East for reports of a vehicle submerged in water. (Source: Brennon Gurley (KLTV))

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Chandler firefighters were dispatched to the 1500 Block of Highway 31 East, around 7:04 a.m. to a report of a vehicle submerged in water.

Firefighters were dispatched to River Park 1500 Block of Highway 31 East for reports of a vehicle submerged in water.
Firefighters were dispatched to River Park 1500 Block of Highway 31 East for reports of a vehicle submerged in water. (Source: Brennon Gurley (KLTV))

According to reports firefighters were dispatched to River Park on the 1500 Block of Highway 31 East where they found a woman in a vehicle submerged in water. Chandler police said an officer and a concerned citizen ran into chest deep water to rescue the woman.

Firefighters were dispatched to River Park 1500 Block of Highway 31 East for reports of a vehicle submerged in water.
Firefighters were dispatched to River Park 1500 Block of Highway 31 East for reports of a vehicle submerged in water. (Source: Brennon Gurley (KLTV))

“When crews got on scene they found a female in the vehicle. Her conditions are unknown at this time but she was transported to a nearby hospital,” said John Whitsell, Chandler Fire Department.

Firefighters were dispatched to River Park 1500 block of Highway 31 East for reports of a vehicle submerged in water.
Firefighters were dispatched to River Park 1500 block of Highway 31 East for reports of a vehicle submerged in water. (Source: Brennon Gurley (KLTV))

According to Chandler police, it appears the driver of the vehicle suffered a medical emergency, which was the cause for her vehicle to go into the river.

This is still an ongoing investigation and Chandler police are leading the investigation.

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