Police officers save woman's life

Two police officers from Barnet have saved a woman's life after her car plunged into a freezing lake in north London.

A 999 call was made just after 8am this morning by a member of the public who saw the car driving into a lake on Totteridge Lane with the female driver apparently unconscious

The two police officers dived into the water and smashed a window of the car, dragging the woman to safety.

She has been taken to a north London hospital for treatment but she has no serious injuries.

Barnet Borough Commander Adrian Usher said:

"I am incredibly proud of these officers and wouldlike to pay tribute to the speed and courage with which they acted to protectthe life of this driver.

"In the bitterly cold conditions we have today, there is little doubt that a sustained period in the water would have posed a serious threat to the woman's life.

"This incident demonstrates the lengths that officers in Barnet, London and across the country are willing to go to in order to protect members of the communities they serve, and they are deserving of our utmost gratitude."

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Lake crash accident

Two police officers from Barnet have saved a woman's life after her car plunged into a freezing lake in north London.