The BMW is towed from the scene after the rescue from a neighborhood pool. Photo credit: OnScene.TV

A good Samaritan rescued two people from a car that plowed through a fence Saturday and landed upside down in a residential pool.

The rescue happened around 1 p.m. in the 8900 block of Ellingham Street north of Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego police told NBC7.

The people inside, a man and a woman, were reportedly arguing with each other when the accident happened. The woman driving suddenly veered off the road and into the pool, the station reported.

The rescuer, a nextdoor neighbor, Ken Ramirez, heard the crash, went over to investigate and ended up pulling the people from the BMW, the station reported.

The woman was unconscious when pulled from the car, but Ramirez helped expel the water from her lungs. The male passenger swam out through the passenger window, the station reported.

Police were testing to see if alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash.

City News Service