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El Paso police said they were called out to the intersection of Diana Drive and Vulcan Avenue just after 6:30 Monday morning due to reports of a vehicle that had gone into a drainage ditch overflowing with floodwaters.
A witness told KFOX14 that police stopped several men from trying to save the victim.
The story about police telling men to leave was backed up by several people who live on Vulcan Avenue right next to where the drowning took place. However, KFOX14 cannot confirm if the woman was dead or alive at that time.
"There were ambulances, there was the Fire Department, helicopters, airplanes, I said 'Oh, my God, they're not doing anything about it,' so she passed away," said the witness.
I guess police are to busy training military tactics than rescue tactics.
originally posted by: CaticusMaximus
Tough internet talk. Id love to see you try that though; kick in multiple cops faces and then, if successful (unlikely), jump into a flooding drainage channel and get immediately sucked to the bottom and never seen again
I only ask that you be sure to have a friend record your escapade and then upload it to youtube, both for lulz, and as an example of how thinking with your balls instead of your brain can easily get one beaten up, or killed.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: PraetorianAZ
The only proper response to officers barring ones way, when one is about the righteous business of saving a life, is to calmly and carefully explain that there are only two ways for this situation to develop. Either, the police step aside and let the public do what the police should, which is risk their lives to save those in need of help, or get their faces kicked in for getting in the way.