LORAIN, Ohio– Authorities rescued an armed woman from Lake Erie after her car went off a cliff.
Lorain police say just before 2 a.m. Wednesday, they received a call about a woman who was suicidal. Police say when they arrived on-scene, the woman had a firearm in her hand and would not drop the weapon. According to police, she placed the firearm against her temple and advanced on officers in that manner.
She got into her car and left the scene. Officers pursued her through Lorain and parts of Sheffield Village. Police say the woman accelerated through an intersection, went through a large yard and off a 35-foot cliff into Lake Erie.
She survived the crash. Officers Brent Payne, Craig Payne and Adam Ehrke dove into the frigid water to rescue her. The U.S. Coast Guard assisted, along with the Lorain Dive Team.
The woman was taken to Mercy Hospital to be evaluated. Police say she could face charges.