Missing Texas woman discovered alive in submerged jeep by Marion County fisherman

JM McBride

A missing Texas woman was discovered alive and submerged in a Jeep that was spotted in 40 feet of water by a fisherman in Marion County, Texas.

On Friday morning, April 7, 2023, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher "received a call from a fisherman. The fisherman stated he was on the south side of Lake o’ the Pines in south west Marion County, Texas," the news release from the Marion County Sheriff's Department said. "He reported observing a black jeep submerged about 40 feet from the Woody’s Camp boat ramp."

According to the release, deputies "arrived at the scene as well as a local wrecker service."

That's when they realized suddenly that a person was alive inside the vehicle. "As the jeep was being prepared for removal from the water, it was discovered a person was still in the vehicle and moving," the release said

The department shared photos:

"With the assistance of the wrecker service, fisherman, and Marion County deputies, a female was safely rescued from the submerged jeep. EMS responded to the location and transported the female to a local hospital," the news release stated.

"During the incident, it was determined the woman was listed as a missing person from the Longview Texas Police Department."

Water in a different lake.Photo byJenn WoodonUnsplash

The news release did not provide the woman's name or her condition. Authorities also have not said how they believe the woman ended up in the water in the first place and they did not clarify how long they believe she was inside the jeep in the water.

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