Off-duty officer rescues crash victims

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(WESH)  Body camera footage shows the moments after a Cocoa, Florida police officer rescued two people from a submerged car while off duty.

Corporal Ken Brackin says he heard the crash while at his home in Titusville early Tuesday morning and rushed to help.

Body camera footage from the Titusville Police Department shows the moments after they responded to the crash.

When they arrived, Brackin had already pulled two victims from the vehicle.

“I did hear somebody banging on the inside of the car while I was underwater, so I handed my stuff to my fiancé and walked around and jumped in,” Brackin says.

The car was upside-down in a watery ditch, and Brackin said as he tried to open the doors, most of them wouldn’t budge.

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