Off-duty policeman saves motorist after car careers into Mondego river

An off-duty GNR agent is being hailed a hero after he saved a woman motorist from drowning her car. The woman’s car careered off a bridge into the Mondego river near Póvoa de Luzianes, and was filling up with water. She was clearly seen screaming inside it. Say reports, the unnamed agent ‘did not hestitate’. Fortunately he had some rope with him and swam out to the rescue, watched by various people who had stopped to see what was going on. The woman was brought to safety and taken to a nearby hospital for observation.