Right place, right time: Anne Arundel police save 4 after van crashes into pond

The Anne Arundel County, Maryland, police were Johnny-on-the-spot Friday night when a minivan carrying four people, including two small children, crashed and landed in a pond.

The police released video of the water rescue from a drainage pond at Severn-Danza Park, in Severn.

“Close your eyes, close your eyes,” an officer commands the people inside before he smashes the windows on the van’s passenger’s side to get them out.



A 3-year-old and a 9-month-old were carried to safety before the adults were rescued. No one was hurt.

The driver, Oswaldo Ramirez-Lopez, of Glen Burnie, was arrested on outstanding warrants.

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Whether anchoring the news inside the Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center or reporting from the scene in Maryland, Virginia or the District, Dick Uliano is always looking for the stories that really impact people's lives.

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