Maine woman saves kids after river crash


LIMERICK, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman is being credited with saving the lives of two children after the car they were riding in went into a river.

The York County Sheriff’s Department says 24-year-old Charanay Pok fell asleep while driving on New Dam Road Thursday afternoon in Limerick, her car went over an embankment and into a river.

Officials say Pok was able to free her 3-year-old daughter from her carseat, but lost her grip on the toddler as she tried to get out her 8-month-old son.

Officials say passerby Lisa Cote of North Waterboro jumped into the river and helped pull Pok and her two children to safety. They were not seriously injured.

Investigators say without Cote’s help it’s possible both children would have died.