Man pulled from submerged vehicle in Holyoke
Oct. 06, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — A man has been taken to the hospital after being underwater for two hours inside a vehicle submerged in the Connecticut River in Holyoke.
Authorities say the man drove off a boat launch into the river at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday. He may have been trying to take his own life.
He was pulled from the vehicle just after 8:30 p.m. and taken to Baystate Medical Center.
A woman who was in the vehicle escaped and made her own way back to the riverbank.
Rescue boats, dive teams and a helicopter were all called to search the river.
No names were released. The vehicle was towed from the water.