WATCH: Cocoa Police Corporal Ken Brackin Saves Two Men From Upside Down, Submerged Vehicle
By Space Coast Daily // July 17, 2019
car flipped over and crashed into a retention pond upside down with two people inside
SPACE COAST DAILY: Cocoa Police Corporal Kenneth Brackin reacted swiftly when lives were in jeopardy and because of his actions, two people are alive today.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Cocoa Police Corporal Kenneth Brackin reacted swiftly when lives were in jeopardy and because of his actions, two people are alive today.
According to Cocoa Police spokesperson Yvonne Martinez, on early Wednesday morning, Brackin had just returned home from work. His patrol shift with Bravo Squad ended at midnight.
“As Brackin was preparing to shower, he and his fiancé heard what they described as a loud screeching sound followed by a loud bang,” said Martinez.
The couple immediately ran outside to find out what happened where several neighbors were overheard saying a car had flipped over and crashed into a retention pond on Knox McRae Drive.
“Cpl. Brackin made sure someone had called 911 and he then immediately ran over to the area where he found a vehicle upside down and submerged in the water,” said Martinez.
Brackin heard people inside banging on the windows trying to break free, but they were trapped. He immediately went into the water, which was about four to five deep.
He circled the vehicle and managed to open one of the doors where he described only “inches” of breathable air and pulled two males from the vehicle.
Both victims were turned over to Titusville police and fire personnel for further treatment. They did not have serious injuries.
“We are so very proud of these officers for their quick response,” said Chief Mike Cantaloupe.
“Whether they are on patrol duty or on personal time, they are always prepared to do whatever is necessary to help others. Our citizens are so fortunate to have them on the front lines protecting and serving.”
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