Maine woman saves kids after river crash

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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.

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

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