Crash victim pulled from Lake Monroe - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Crash victim pulled from Lake Monroe

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(WESH/NBC NEWSCHANNEL) Emergency crews worked to pull a car out of a Florida lake early Tuesday morning after rescuing the driver.

A helicopter spotted the car 200 feet offshore in Lake Monroe after a woman walking her dog heard cries for help and called 911.

A helicopter dropped a flotation device and helped lead divers to the driver.

The rescued driver, Karen Louwsma, later told authorities that she is a nurse working two jobs and that she fell asleep at the wheel.

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