Man's Vehicle Plunges Into Canal in NE Miami-Dade

Bystanders jumped into to try and rescue him, witnesses said

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    NBC 6 South Florida
    Divers at the scene at Memorial Highway and NE 146th Street Friday.

    Bystanders jumped into a northeast Miami-Dade canal to try and save a man after his vehicle plunged into water at Memorial Highway and NE 146th Street Friday night, witnesses said.

    A plainclothes police officer and a neighborhood resident rushed into the water after the crash happened at about 7:30 p.m., witnesses reported.

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    "The car was already halfway emerged and sinking down. It’s like the water was just sucking in,” Stacey Johns said.

    “It looked like one of those old Lincoln Continentals, with the electric windows, and he had the windows up. The doors were probably locked, and the guy was trying to open the door from the passenger side and he couldn’t,” Johns said about the neighborhood man who jumped in.

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    Despite that Good Samaritan’s efforts, the vehicle and its driver were completely submerged. He was pulled from the water by responding authorities, who rushed him to an area hospital.

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