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updated: 12/16/2013 8:55 PM

Woman, would-be savior rescued from Bolingbrook pond

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A Bolingbrook woman whose vehicle broke through the ice of retention pond and a Good Samaritan who attempted to help her both remain in stable condition at a nearby hospital after emergency responders rescued them Monday night, police said.

Several witnesses called 911 at about 6 p.m. after seeing a vehicle leave the roadway near Avalon and Lindsey lanes. Two retention ponds flank either side of Lindsey Lane in the residential area near Volunteer Park.

The vehicle came to rest on the pond's ice and a short time later, the ice gave way, partially submerging the vehicle, Bolingbrook Lt. Mike Rompa said.

The 35-year-old driver and her Good Samaritan, a 46-year-old woman from Bolingbrook, were both rescued by Bolingbrook emergency personnel and taken to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, police said.

Both were being treated for hypothermia.

Police continue to investigate what caused the vehicle to leave the roadway.

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