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2012-10-01 10:19:44 AM
Always nice to start the day with a bit of awesome.
 
2012-10-01 11:07:45 AM
Everyone was too busy to notice the Loch Ness Monster swimming by at the top of the video starting around 1:50.
 
2012-10-01 11:08:30 AM
Sorry, 1:28.
 
2012-10-01 11:13:35 AM
That'll teach her to ride with Ted Kennedy.
 
2012-10-01 12:11:59 PM
Thank God for people like that. It's amazing how ordinary people can drop what they're doing and risk their lives to help others.
 
2012-10-01 12:46:06 PM
Katie Nelson, the woman who pulled the victim out, seems somewhat of a hottie.
 
2012-10-01 12:47:10 PM
If it were a robot it would have saved Will smith instead.
 
2012-10-01 01:19:39 PM
Portland has floating farmer's markets?
 
2012-10-01 01:34:16 PM
The good samaritans will remeber this for the rest of their lives... reliving how they saved that little old lady will bring them joy and honor.

The old lady however, will only remember this till next Thursday when she dies from natural causes anyway.

I hope I can live to 84 so one day I may drive off into the ocean. I would just remind myself, "that was a hell of a ride".
 
2012-10-01 01:53:46 PM
Police are still investigating what caused the crash.

Hey cops, you can go home early today because I'm about to solve this mystery for you:

saw 84 year-old Ursula Nixon's car in Portland Harbor 
 
2012-10-01 02:34:36 PM
Many brave hearts are asleep in the deep
So beware
Beware


time for some Thurl
 
2012-10-01 03:48:43 PM
It seemed like they went about that in THE worst way possible. Cars have doors. And last possible second? Was the car about to plunge over the edge of an underwater cliff?
 
2012-10-01 03:53:20 PM

Honest Bender: It seemed like they went about that in THE worst way possible. Cars have doors. And last possible second? Was the car about to plunge over the edge of an underwater cliff?


Water Pressure would like to say "Hello!".

If you're bored, Mythbusters actually ran a bit on opening car doors underwater.
 
2012-10-01 04:08:36 PM
7 heroes and 1 @sshole with a cellphone
 
2012-10-01 04:49:11 PM

Honest Bender: It seemed like they went about that in THE worst way possible. Cars have doors. And last possible second? Was the car about to plunge over the edge of an underwater cliff?


It does stay floating for at least two more seconds after they pull her out, so you're right - it was the second-to-last possible second.

2/10
 
2012-10-01 04:49:46 PM
Seven heroes with icewater in their veins Mainers pull woman from sinking car at last possible moment
 
2012-10-01 04:51:24 PM
I couldn't quite make out the details, how did they get the rear window out?
 
2012-10-01 06:44:57 PM

Honest Bender: It seemed like they went about that in THE worst way possible. Cars have doors. And last possible second? Was the car about to plunge over the edge of an underwater cliff?


Science, how the frak does it work?

Electronic systems short out in water, so you can't roll down windows or easily unlock doors. Doors don't open due to water pressure until the pressure is equalized.

Got a car? Throw one in the glove box just in case: http://www.amazon.com/Window-Punch-Emergency-Car-Breaker/dp/B003XX1VH2
 
2012-10-01 06:45:36 PM

DeathByGeekSquad: Water Pressure would like to say "Hello!".


...So equalize the pressure. Take a deep breath, flood the cabin, open the door, escape. Tada!
 
2012-10-01 06:53:52 PM

Honest Bender: DeathByGeekSquad: Water Pressure would like to say "Hello!".

...So equalize the pressure. Take a deep breath, flood the cabin, open the door, escape. Tada!


But how does a rescuer from outside do that? If the person inside is unable to roll the windows down or pull the lever, can someone outside crack that door open?

I would tend to think pulling on the door handle from the outside IF it was unlocked would crack the door, especially in just a few feet of water, but maybe not?

As I said, what happened to the rear window? Seems fortuitous there was no rear window. Did the crash knock it out?
 
2012-10-01 06:55:31 PM

mongbiohazard: Police are still investigating what caused the crash.

Hey cops, you can go home early today because I'm about to solve this mystery for you:

saw 84 year-old Ursula Nixon's car in Portland Harbor


Came here to say this...
 
2012-10-01 08:40:39 PM

mongbiohazard: Police are still investigating what caused the crash.

Hey cops, you can go home early today because I'm about to solve this mystery for you:

saw 84 year-old Ursula Nixon's car in Portland Harbor


No, Duh. She was using the new Apple maps on her iphone 5.

/// stolen
 
2012-10-01 08:59:40 PM

RoyBatty: I couldn't quite make out the details, how did they get the rear window out?


The best account I found was in the Portland paper: "Elderly woman drives car into Portland Harbor" though it is not too clear.

Here is what I think happened.

The old lady's car, at high speed, crashed through 2 fences and shot into the harbor. Some civilians and 2 policemen jumped in and the police probably busted out the car's rear window (maybe with a window buster from their belts). However the men were too fat to enter the rear window.

At this point the video starts and we see Katie Nelson approaching the car in the water. She immediately goes to the rear, climbs up, goes through the window, and pulls the old lady out. Good chance is that she saw that the men were too big so she jumped in.

"There were a few of us at the car. We didn't really know how to get her out," Wells said. "One small (woman) could get in through the window. She got her (partially) out and the car was sinking not too long afterward."

Katie Nelson:

assets.nydailynews.com
 
2012-10-01 09:07:38 PM
a couple of them seemed to be wearing badges
might be all in a days work
but it was a good day
 
2012-10-01 09:23:31 PM

HairBolus: RoyBatty: I couldn't quite make out the details, how did they get the rear window out?

The best account I found was in the Portland paper: "Elderly woman drives car into Portland Harbor" though it is not too clear.

Here is what I think happened.

The old lady's car, at high speed, crashed through 2 fences and shot into the harbor. Some civilians and 2 policemen jumped in and the police probably busted out the car's rear window (maybe with a window buster from their belts). However the men were too fat to enter the rear window.


Thank you. I bet they were too fat, also hung up with all that crap hung off their belt, chest and shoulder.

Seems odd though, why bust out the rear window and not a side window or the window by the door.

However, I am glad everyone made it out of their.
 
2012-10-01 09:32:49 PM

Honest Bender: DeathByGeekSquad: Water Pressure would like to say "Hello!".

...So equalize the pressure. Take a deep breath, flood the cabin, open the door, escape. Tada!


Yes, because 84-year-old women who have just been in a car accident and are afraid they are about to die are renowned for their ability to hold their breath.
 
2012-10-01 09:49:50 PM

WTP 2: a couple of them seemed to be wearing badges
might be all in a days work
but it was a good day


It appears a couple cops got there real quick. Jumped into the water in uniform.
 
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