(23 year old rescued)….The California Highway Patrol says it all happened Sunday afternoon.
Maria Rodriguez was driving south on Austin Road. At around 1:00 pm the woman lost control of her vehicle and it skidded across the roadway, overturned, landing in the Central Main Canal. The CHP says the woman was able to remove her seatbelt, but could not exit the vehicle. The incident was witnessed by an irrigator, who waived down a passing vehicle. The two occupants of that vehicle immediately jumped into the canal to pull out the trapped woman. The Highway Patrol says Rodriguez was unresponsive, and the two immediately began CPR while still in the water. In the meantime, the Irrigator flagged down a passing Border Patrol agent, who stopped and jumped into the water to assist with the CPR. The CHP says Rodriguez slowly regained consciousness and was transported to El Centro Regional Medical Center for treatment. The identity of the rescuers has not been released.