This Manotick resident turned rescuer described in detail how ungrateful she acted immediately after her rescue.

By now you’ve probably heard about and seen videos of that yellow car (Scion tC) screaming down the Rideau River in Manotick, ON and the subsequent rescue that happened shortly after.

Here are videos showing just how fast she was traveling, including her rescue.

“Comments on Twitter indicate she may have driven north on the river from Kemptville, 30 kilometres away” The Province later reported.

You probably also saw how strangely and self-absorbed this girl acted, taking selfies on the back of her Scion tC as it sank and how she casually walked off, commenting “Oh well” after Manotick residents risked life and limb to safely rescue her.

Now, according to Zachary King, a Manotick resident and one of the actually rescuers who called into “The Morning Rush with Bill Carroll” earlier today, we have more details of how ungrateful she really was.

“My wife and I were on the shore of our neighbors properties teaching our two-year-old how to skate, “King says

“Out of nowhere a car just tore right by us in the middle of the river and within seconds she had broken through the ice three houses away from us.”

King describes how he stopped what he was doing, grabbed a large piece of plywood just in case, and rushed to the scene of the accident.

“My wife is yelling at her to get out of the car,” King continues.

“She was taking so long. She was trying to get all of her stuff into a duffle bag. She was able to get out of the driver’s side window and hop onto the roof.”

King then describes how his neighbor sourced a kayak and, knowing his knowledge of that section of the river, was able to get close enough to shove the Kayak her way.

“The thing that was frustrating was we were all frantically trying to gather supplies to get her off and she was on top of her car taking selfies.

“We got her to shore and that’s why you see me in one of the videos, I feel bad now but, after I pull her in, as soon as she was to shore I let go and walked to shore too cool down and didn’t even help her up hust because we were so frustrated.”

“She was smiling ear-to-ear.”

When King asked, “What the he** were you doing?” she replied with, “That was really fun, I’d totally do it again.”

“I don’t think she realizes how lucky she is. It didn’t really hit me until after I was lying in bed…I was up all night just thinking of, it could’ve been so much worse.

“She was so lucky, and our neighbors as a collective were so lucky because everything worked perfectly. As soon as we got her in the kayak, the car was already submerged. She didn’t get wet at all.”

Police charged her with one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle under the Criminal Code of Canada.


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