Support local journalism. Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Orange County deputy's body-cam footage shows dramatic rescue of woman from pond

Posted By on Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 2:36 PM

click to enlarge SCREENSHOT ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF/FACEBOOK
  • Screenshot Orange County Sheriff/Facebook
The Orange County Sheriff's Office released a video of deputy Jason Hess rescuing a woman who had walked into a retention pond.

The woman is an Orlando resident whose daughter said this isn't her first disappearing act. It is, however, the first time she has reported it. The woman, whose name has not been released, has gone missing nine times before this incident and is currently in custody under Florida's Baker Act, according to Newsweek.

Officials said the woman was seen getting into the lake behind her apartment complex leasing office. In the police report, which has been redacted, the woman claims she doesn't remember how she got into the pond and said she was "done with this life."



A reminder that there is a 24-hour, confidential National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Stay on top of Orlando news and views. Sign up for our weekly Headlines newsletter.

Tags: , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 24, 2021

View more issues

Calendar

© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation