Woman and toddler rescued from Tamar River
Police and emergency services responded to a single vehicle crash near the Tailrace Centre, Riverside just after 10.30am this morning where a vehicle has entered the water.
A woman and a toddler were in the vehicle at the time, and called for emergency assistance.
Officers from Tasmania Police and Ambulance Tasmania responded quickly, and rescued the pair from the vehicle.
The driver and her child were not physically injured, however they were taken to hospital as a precaution.
Inspector Craig Fox applauded the quick action of emergency services.
“Understandably this would have been a traumatic experience for the woman and the child,” Inspector Fox said.
“The quick thinking and actions of emergency services prevented a potentially devastating outcome.
“Police remain in contact with the woman, and are providing support to those involved.”
Police are continuing to make inquiries, however initial investigations suggest that inattention was a contributing factor.
Police would like to reassure the public that while the vehicle remains in the river, there is no ongoing danger.
Efforts are being made to recover the vehicle.