She hit the gas instead of the brakes. Her Subaru Outback surged through a fence and into the Sandpiper Golf and Country Club swimming pool. But the woman was rescued, thanks to the actions of nearby resident Maurice Dionne, Fox 13 News reports. Dionne said he used rescue techniques he learned when he was in the Coast Guard in New England decades ago. ALSO: News Channel 8

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Barry Friedman founded in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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