It was a moment of tension as a car plunged into the Indian Ocean with two passengers inside at Makupa Causeway in Mombasa on Wednesday morning.The saloon car, a Toyota Vitz registration KCY 556B with two occupants, a woman and her son, was coming from Changamwe side towards Mombasa Island when the incident happened.

The boy managed to swim to safety while the woman was rescued by local divers. 

The woman, however, is said to have taken in a lot of water before she was rescued.

He said the child managed to swim out of the vehicle and rescue himself while the mother was strapped to her seat by a safety belt. 

When I got there…she was in bad shape when we managed to remove her,” Said the eye witness 

The woman has been rushed to Coast General Hospital for treatment. 

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