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Water Escape: An Emergency Hammer Saves Lives

HUBER HEIGHTS -- Would you know what to do if your vehicle was sinking in a river or lake with just seconds to react? A tool you can buy at a hardware store could save your life.

It only takes 18 inches of water to lift a car of any size.

Huber Heights firefighter Jim Beeghley, says the first step to safety is to take a deep breathe and brace yourself.

"Instinct is going to kick in. Survival instinct," Beeghleey says confidently.

And survival becomes much easier if you have a commercial safety hammer with a pointy tip and blade.

" Find out your surroundings, take your seatbelt off, roll your window down as fast as possible, and if your car comes to a stop you can exit to the top and call 911," Beeghley demonstrated on Friday. "[If] you can't get the windows down, or they're power windows and won't unlock, you grab this [hammer] and swing as fast as you can. Clear it out and go to the top."

ABC 22/FOX 45 reporter Alexandra Lewis tried it out next.

Slicing the seat belt off took a few tries but he tool took the window out with the first blow.

"That was easier than I thought it would be. No injuries!" Alexandra Lewis said. "I'd be able to get out of the car."

An emergency safety hammer, with a pointy tip and blade, can save your life. It could be the best $20 bucks you ever spent

 
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