Woman rescued from sinking car
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Officials said an 84-year-old woman was rescued after her car crashed through two chain-link fences and careened into Portland Harbor just hours before low tide. The incident Friday afternoon had good Samaritans, firefighters, and police officers plunging into the water to help. Michael Wells, who watched the scene unfold, told The Portland Press Herald that there were about 30 people in the water at one point. Eventually the woman was removed from the vehicle, and Fire Lieutenant Robert Slaving swam her to shore, where she was put in a basket and hoisted to land. The driver, identified as Ursula Nixon, was taken to a hospital.