Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office deputies rescued a man out of a pond off Stoneburner Road around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Deputies responded to a call at a nearby trailer park and followed the man down Rocco Road before he crashed into the pond.
None of the deputies involved in the rescue were injured.
Capt. Wesley Dellinger, of the Sheriff’s Office, said officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Jewel Lane for a call about a suspicious person who was hurt and yelling outside. When deputies arrived, the caller said, the man got into a vehicle and drove off down Rocco Road.
Deputies drove down the road and arrived to find the vehicle in a pond, Dellinger said.
Deputy Derek Smith waded into the pond and pulled the unidentified man out of the water, Dellinger said. Two more officers arrived soon after Smith rescued the man and began performing CPR.
Only one person was in the vehicle, Dellinger said.
Several fire and rescue crews arrived at the scene along with Virginia State Police. The road was temporarily shut down while emergency crews were on the scene, Dellinger said.
The man Smith pulled out of the water was transported to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Dellinger said.
The man’s condition was not available.
“Our investigation is concluded,” Dellinger said, noting that Virginia State Police is investigating the crash.
Dellinger did not have any information about the cause of the incident, the man’s identity or the make of the car. Dellinger said the man was in his mid-40s and was a resident of Edinburg, but did not release the man’s name.
The deputies who performed first aid, including Smith, were checked on the scene before being sent home to warm up.
“It was extremely cold last night,” Dellinger said on Monday afternoon. “It was very heroic on their part to go into the water at that depth and rescue the individual.”