Police officers pulled a 58-year-old woman from the San Leandro Marina this morning after she drove her car into the water in an apparent suicide attempt, the department said today. The woman sat in the car as it filled with water but then decided to escape through the front driver’s side window as officers arrived, police Lt. Jeff Tudor said. Officer Louie Guillen took off his duty belt and entered the water to grab the woman and pull her to shore, Tudor said.
Guillen held one end of a K9 leash and his colleagues on the shore held the other end to ensure his and the woman’s safety. The rescue began at about 8:45 a.m. when several people saw the vehicle go into the water and called 911, police said. The Alameda County Fire Department dispatched a rescue boat, and responding police officers found the vehicle partially submerged near El Torito restaurant. The U.S. Coast Guard also sent a rescue team. Nobody was injured during the rescue, and the woman was taken to a local hospital, Tudor said.
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