Students Help Rescue Woman After Car Crashes Into Creek

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) — A group of students is credited with helping rescue a woman who spent hours in the cold after her car crashed in New York’s Adirondack Mountains.

The five students at Ticonderoga Central School were riding their bus Friday morning when they came across a barefoot woman lying in a snow-covered mountain road.

Bus driver Robert Chamberlain pulled over and he and the students – three in grade school and two in high school – rushed to help her.

Chamberlain tells the Plattsburgh Press-Republican that Roxanne Dore was suffering from exposure in the 20-degree temperatures.

Hours earlier, her car slid off the road and plunged down an embankment and into a creek. She spent several hours trapped in the car before she managed to free herself and struggle back to the road.

After finding her, the students carried her to the bus and wrapped her in their coats to warm her up.

The bus driver used his radio to summon help from emergency crews.