Mass.trooper makes daring water rescue
By Laura Crimaldi
The Boston Herald
“She was just in shock. She just said, ‘I can’t believe I’m OK,’ ” said state trooper Vincent Noe, who found Heather Scibisz-Nicora, 34, conscious and alert after her Jeep Liberty landed in waist-deep water off Route 24 north yesterday morning.
“Luckily, her putting on her seat belt allowed her to have Easter Sunday with her family,” said Noe, 27.
Noe, who’s been a trooper for two years, had pulled over a vehicle for speeding on the Stoughton-Avon line at about 8:50 a.m. when he saw another car change lanes and cut off Scibisz-Nicora, who was in the center lane.
Scibisz-Nicora, a resident of Bristol, R.I., jerked her steering wheel to the right to avoid a crash, but lost control of her SUV, which spun, hit gravel in the breakdown lane and flipped onto its roof, state police said.
Noe had to wade into waist-deep water to check on Scibisz-Nicora.
“She was wet and cold, but she was alright,” he said.
Scibisz-Nicora was taken by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton for treatment. She could not be reached yesterday for comment.
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