Thursday, 4:30 PM
Man, woman pulled from car in critical condition in Plymouth
(David G. Curran for The Boston Globe)
By Erin Conroy and Andrew Ryan, Globe Correspondent and Globe Staff
PLYMOUTH -- A man and woman spent more than 30 minutes underwater last night in a Jeep that drove over a seawall before divers were able to smash the rear window and pull them to shore, police and fire officials said today.
The occupants -- identified this afternoon as Hisha Nagarkoti, 27, and Sunil Gurung, 25, both of Plymouth -- were flown to Boston Medical Center in critical condition, police said.
At 10:22 p.m., police and fire responded to a report that a vehicle with two occupants went over the seawall at the state boat ramp near Plymouth Rock and splashed into the harbor. It is not immediately clear what caused the Jeep to go over the wall. The vehicle landed about 25 feet from shore and came to a rest upside down in 18 feet of water, according to Battalion Chief Donald Brown of the Plymouth Fire Department.
Police and fire officials were on scene in four minutes, Brown said. Officials dived into the water but were unable to free the occupants from the Jeep, police said.
A fire department dive team was in the water by 10:49 p.m. and pulled the pair out in four minutes, Brown said. They were taken by ambulance to Jordan Hospital, and then flown to Boston Medical Center.
The incident remains under investigation.