Man rescued from river in Battle Creek

BATTLE CREEK, MICH. - A man was rescued from a river in Battle Creek after crashing his car.

On November 13, at approximately 12:45 a.m., officers with the Battle Creek Police Dept. responded to a report of a single car accident in the area of Dickman Rd and Capital Ave SW.

A witness stated that a vehicle left the roadway and went into the river.

When officers arrived on scene, the driver, a man, was out of the vehicle and was seen floating down the river.

At that time,  the man could be heard yelling that he could not swim and felt that his ankle was broken.

Several officers surrounded the area in an attempt to find a place to pull the man out of the water.

One Battle Creek officer was able to get into position, go into the water and rescue the man by pulling him to the riverbank.

The man was transported to Bronson Battle Creek for treatment.

The accident is currently under investigation.

(© 2016 WZZM)


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