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‘Angel’ helps save children after car plunges into river | Portland Press Herald

“Thank heavens Lisa was there.” – Charanay Pok of North Waterboro

Charanay Pok was desperately trying to unbuckle her two screaming children from their seats as icy water filled her car when an “angel” appeared to help.

Moments earlier, Pok’s 2009 Toyota Camry, with her two young children in the back seat, had crashed through a guardrail, flipped several times and plunged into the Little Ossipee River in Limerick.

Pok, 24, reached into knee-high water to retrieve her cell phone near her feet and call for help, but the phone was dead. She turned to try to unbuckle her son from his car seat, but it was stuck.

Suddenly, a woman appeared next to her car, knocking on the window to help.

“We found out later it was Lisa,” Pok said Friday.

Investigators for the York County Sheriff’s Department say that without the help of Lisa Boisvert of North Waterboro, Pok, her daughter Kisani, 3, and her son Tayven, 6 months, may not have escaped from the crash Thursday on New Dam Road in Limerick.

Click on the link for the rest of this story by Beth Quimby of the Portland Press Herald.