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Florida woman dies three days after rescuers and Good Samaritans rescue her from overturned SUV

A woman rescued by Good Samaritans and Volusia County, Florida first responders died three days after she was pulled from an SUV that had toppled over into a water-filled ditch

A Florida woman who was pulled from an SUV that overturned in a water-filled ditch has died three days after her heroic rescue.

Witnesses and first responders from Volusia County rushed to rescue the unidentified woman, lost control of her SUV and ran off the road Tuesday afternoon, causing her to crash into a tree and overturn into the water.

Video shows firefighters pulling the unconscious woman on the driver’s side of her water-filled Toyota Highlander. She still had a heartbeat at the time of the rescue, but was unresponsive.

The woman was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition and died of her injuries Friday evening.

Police say it’s not clear what caused her to lose control.

A woman rescued by Good Samaritans and Volusia County, Florida first responders died three days after she was pulled from an SUV that had toppled over into a water-filled ditch

A woman rescued by Good Samaritans and Volusia County, Florida first responders died three days after she was pulled from an SUV that had toppled over into a water-filled ditch

Officer-carried body cameras show the moment when Volusia County sheriffs’ deputies, firefighters and Good Samaritans sprang into action to rescue a woman whose vehicle overturned into a ditch in Oak Hill, Florida, around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Bystanders stand next to the car in three feet of water, trying to push it to its feet, as a woman tells a sheriff’s deputy, “There’s a lady. She doesn’t respond.’

The sheriff’s deputy walks over to the vehicle and asks, “There’s someone in there. Can we turn this thing around or not?’

Then he turns to his fellow emergency responders and adds, “You guys, someone’s submerged on the low side. We need some help pushing.’

Officer-carried body cameras show the moment when Volusia County sheriffs, firefighters and Good Samaritans sprang into action to rescue a woman whose vehicle overturned in a ditch in Oak Hill, Florida around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Officer-carried body cameras show the moment when Volusia County sheriffs, firefighters and Good Samaritans sprang into action to rescue a woman whose vehicle overturned in a ditch in Oak Hill, Florida around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Officer-carried body cameras show the moment when Volusia County sheriffs, firefighters and Good Samaritans sprang into action to rescue a woman whose vehicle overturned in a ditch in Oak Hill, Florida around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Bystanders stand next to the car in three feet of water, trying to push it to its feet, as a woman tells a sheriff’s deputy, “There’s a lady. she doesn’t respond’

Officials and Good Samaritans team up to push the vehicle upright and pull open the driver’s door.

The woman was trapped under the inflated airbag and her seat belt.

“Hey, get a knife,” the deputy calls out. “Or a pair of scissors—something.”

A group of firefighters then pull the unresponsive woman from the car and carry her through the muddy water before loading her onto a stretcher.

She was placed in an ambulance and rushed to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach for treatment. Authorities say life-saving measures have been taken at the scene.

The woman was pronounced dead in hospital around 5:30 p.m. Friday, police confirmed to DailyMail.com.

Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash.

Officials and Good Samaritans team up to push the vehicle upright and pull open the driver's door

Officials and Good Samaritans team up to push the vehicle upright and pull open the driver's door

Officials and Good Samaritans team up to push the vehicle upright and pull open the driver’s door

The woman was trapped under the inflated airbag and her seat belt. A deputy hears yelling, “Hey, give me a knife or scissors – something”

A group of firefighters then pull the unresponsive woman from the car and carry her through the muddy water before loading her onto a stretcher

A group of firefighters then pull the unresponsive woman from the car and carry her through the muddy water before loading her onto a stretcher

A group of firefighters then pull the unresponsive woman from the car and carry her through the muddy water before loading her onto a stretcher

Officials tried to take life-saving measures and the woman was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach in critical condition.  She was pronounced dead in hospital around 5:30 p.m. Friday

Officials tried to take life-saving measures and the woman was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach in critical condition.  She was pronounced dead in hospital around 5:30 p.m. Friday

Officials tried to take life-saving measures and the woman was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach in critical condition. She was pronounced dead in hospital around 5:30 p.m. Friday

Although the driver did not survive, authorities applaud the efforts to save her life.

“We don’t decide what happens to that patient at the very end,” said Chris Davis, chief of the Volusia County rescue battalion. WOFL TV, praised the crew and bystanders. “But they gave that patient a fighting chance.”

“Seconds are important, so you have to make decisions quickly and not hesitate,” said firefighter Nick Corrente. WFTV† “So we did.”

“It was instinct, it was the first thing I could do to get in the water and do something to help,” said Volusia County Representative Doug Meyer. He was one of the first officers to arrive on the scene.

“Their training started right away, so I have to give these guys kudos for what they’ve done,” Chief Davis said. “It’s just this heroic effort to just do what they did.”

Firefighter Robert Hamel added, “Luckily we had a great team of civilians, the sheriff’s office and firefighters all working on this.”