Sergeant Teschner, Officer Thomas and Officer Arnold reunite with a man who they worked to save alongside the fire department after his vehicle became submerged in water in Grayslake last week. | Provided Photo

A man reunited on Wednesday with officers who helped rescue him from his car that drove into a pond and began to submerge in water in Grayslake last week.

The Grayslake Police Department and Grayslake Fire Protection District responded around 12:10 p.m. Friday to the area of 100 South Atkinson Road in Grayslake.

A 911 caller reported an occupied vehicle drove into a pond near the location.

Officers arrived and found a man trapped inside the car, which was beginning to submerge in the pond, the police department said in a statement.

Officers entered the water and shattered the only remaining window not submerged in an attempt to rescue the occupant.

Police officers and firefighters rescued an occupant from a submerging vehicle that drove into a pond next to 100 South Atkinson Road in Grayslake Friday afternoon. | Photo: Google Street View

Grayslake firefighters also arrived and worked with police to free the trapped man from the car.

Paramedics transported the occupant to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for evaluation.

[Suggested Article]  Body found in pond after suspect flees from Lake County sheriff's deputies near Zion

The Grayslake Police Department said the occupant, Jeff, stopped by with lunch on Wednesday to thank Sergeant Teschner, Officer Thomas and Officer Arnold for their efforts to rescue him.

“We’re very happy you’re doing well!” the department said.

Police officials say they are also “extremely proud” of the officers who did not hesitate to take action and risk their lives to help save the life of the man.

“The collective rescue effort between the Village of Grayslake Police Department and the Grayslake Fire District prevented a potential tragedy,” the department said.