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Arizona woman feared dead is rescued from the canal in dramatic video

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Arizona woman rescued from submerged car in canal

Video shows a firefighter rescuing a woman from a car that went into a canal.

A man who captured the moment firefighters freed an Arizona woman, presumed dead, from her car after it submerged in a channel, is calling the rescue a “miracle.”

Merrill Brimley told Fox 10 that the unknown woman, probably in her 50s, was probably in her car Monday for 10 minutes or longer before the Mesa Fire department were able to free her.

In the cell phone video recorded by Brimley, a rescue official can be seen to be achieved in the submerged vehicle before the crew to say that the person in the car was “not viable.”

That quickly changed after the official seemed to feel that there is something – he plunged under the water and came a few seconds later with the woman in his arms.

The audience cheered after the woman appeared to be in order.

“Of course, it was a miracle,” Brimley told Fox 10. “It really makes you know that miracles happen, so that was pretty cool.”

It was unclear why the woman’s car veered off to the ditch in the first place.

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Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.

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