Coast Guard Rescues Man, 89, From Sinking Car in Florida Waters - NBC 6 South Florida

Coast Guard Rescues Man, 89, From Sinking Car in Florida Waters

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    Coast Guard Saves Elderly Driver After Car Goes Into Water

    An 89-year-old man was rescued by the Coast Guard after his car fell into a marina in Florida, and the dramatic rescue was caught on camera. Video courtesy U.S. Coast Guard.

    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018)

    An 89-year-old man was rescued by the Coast Guard after his car fell into a marina in Florida, and the dramatic rescue was caught on camera.

    Crewmembers on the Coast Guard Cutter Marlin saw the car go into the St. Andrews Marina in Panama City on Saturday around 12:45 p.m., officials said.

    A boat crew launched and they were able to break the car's window and pull the man out to safety. The man was brought to shore in stable condition.

    The Marlin's officer in charge said the crew's quick reaction helped save the man.

    "As soon as one of our crewmen witnessed the car enter the water, the entire crew fluidly reacted. We are extremely grateful that we happened to be at the marina at the right time to put our boat crew in position to save the life of the driver trapped inside," Master Chief Petty Officer Glenn Bucklin said in a statement.

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