HOUSTON — We received an email from a viewer who saw our story about a man who died after driving his car into 8 feet of water. She wanted us to explain how you get out of a car in water.
Firefighters recommend if your car ends up in water, follow this acronym: POGO.
P: Pop the seatbelt
O: Open window
GO: Get Out
The faster you do it, the better your chance of survival. If you can't open the window, use a device called a center punch, that can shatter the window. Order one online or get it at a hardware store. Keep it in your car.
Getting out quickly makes it easier to be rescued, even if you can't swim.
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