Video: NY rig recovered from water after theft

After a highway pursuit, a woman driving a stolen ambulance took a road that dead-ended into the Irondequoit Bay


By Rachel Engel

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — An ambulance was recovered from the Irondequoit Bay after a woman allegedly stole the rig from a hospital and drove it into the water. 

A Kunkel Ambulance was retrieved from the water by diving crews after a woman crashed through the Newport Yacht Club gate and drove into the Irondequoit Bay. 


According to one witness, the ambulance was airborne before landing in the water. 

Authorities are still investigating the incident. 

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By Rachel Engel

UTICA, N.Y. — A woman was arrested after allegedly stealing an ambulance from a hospital and driving it into Irondequoit Bay.

After an ambulance was reported as stolen from a Utica hospital, a state trooper spotted the rig on the highway and began a multi-unit pursuit.

“It was like a parade,” Sgt. Michael Page said in an interview with CNYCentral.

Two attempts to stop the ambulance with stingers failed, Page said.

The woman exited the highway and took a road that dead-ended into the Irondequoit Bay – and kept going.

The woman was picked up by a yacht in the water, and she was taken into custody by police.

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