Glocester police officer rescues man from sinking truck

Only the tail-end of the truck was visible after a driver lost control and plunged into Spring Grove Pond in Glocester, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. (Police photo)

A Glocester police officer is credited with saving a man's life.

Kevin Lyons called 911 for help after crashing his truck into Spring Grove Pond at about 8 p.m. Monday.

Lyons said he couldn't get out of the truck and that it was sinking.

Patrolman Jeffrey Jenison was first at the scene. He used his baton to break a window of the truck and pull the driver to safety.

"I knew I only had minutes to get him out before the vehicle would go completely submerged,"Jenison said.

Lyons got the chance to thank him Tuesday.

"He's unbelievable. That man saved my life," Lyons said. "Jumped right in. Started breaking the windows. Calming me down, starting to say, 'Let's go. I'm here. I'm going to help you.'"

The driver told police that he lost control of the truck as he was going around a curve.

The truck was removed by a towing company.


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