Woman rescued from diversion channel amid heavy rain Saturday morning | KOB 4

Woman rescued from diversion channel amid heavy rain Saturday morning

KOB.com Web Staff
June 17, 2018 05:38 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Saturday morning rain led to some dangerous conditions around the metro, and police say at least one woman had to be rescued from a flooded diversion channel near Montgomery and I-25.


Officers said the woman was seen jumping into water, which led to some quick thinking from APD Officer Stephanie Cockerill.

"Stephanie definitely saved her life, because if she didn't take it upon herself to go inside that area command and look inside that diversion channel, (it's) almost like a needle in a haystack because it's such a huge area," APD Spokesperson Simon Drobik said.

Police say that woman is in stable condition after being taken to a hospital.

If Cockerill's name sounds familiar, she is the rookie cop who arrested a homicide suspect on her first day as an Albuquerque Police officer. 


KOB.com Web Staff

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