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DUI suspect rescued after car plunges into Cape Coral canal

| Mar 11, 2014 | DUI

CAPE CORAL -A man was rescued by firefighters after the vehicle he was driving left the roadway and sank in a Cape Coral canal.

Just before 11:15 p.m. Sunday night, firefighters responded to SE 10 Avenue and SE 14 Terrace when a caller reported a man was calling for help after his vehicle crashed into the canal.

An officer found the male sitting on the roof of the vehicle which was completely submerged. When additional crews arrived, a firefighter immediately entered the water and swam out to the driver.

He was assisted to the seawall and helped up a ladder placed by firefighters for egress. The male denied injury but was checked over by paramedics as a precaution.

Crews assured nobody else was in or around the vehicle. That search confirmed nobody else was in the water.

Cape Coral police confirms that the driver was taken into custody on suspicion of Driving Under the Influence. The investigation continues by the CCPD. The vehicle was recovered by a local tow service and no other injuries were reported.

Posted in March 10 2014