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UPDATE: Water rescue in Fulton County

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Courtesy Indiana DNR Courtesy Indiana DNR
Courtesy Indiana DNR Courtesy Indiana DNR

A scary scene down in Fulton County Wednesday night. A driver went off the road and right into the Tippecanoe River.

Fulton County dispatch told us the call came in about a car in the river with a man on top of it.

When crews arrived at the scene near the Menominee Public Access Site, they launched their boat and were able to bring him to land safely.

Indiana Conservation Officers responded to the scene, as well, to assist with recovery efforts.

They say the guy is very lucky the situation wasn't worse.  "He got out," says Indiana Conservation Officer Jon Cook. "He was okay. He was on top of the vehicle standing up. [He was a] little cold, wet, [and] very lucky."

Recovery efforts for the car started Wednesday night, but we're told crews will completely get it out Thursday.

The Fulton County Sheriff's Office is still investigating what caused the man's vehicle to leave the road.  They say alcohol may have been a contributing factor.

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