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Man Saved From Submerged SUV

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A man was pulled from an overturned SUV in a pond along Highway 52 this afternoon.

The man was conscious as emergency workers helped him to the shore of the pond and hoisted him onto dry land.

He was loaded into an ambulance and taken to Trinity Hospital in Minot, but no condition report is available.

The accident between Logan and Sawyer had been observed by a sheriff's deputy who was finished with his shift and on his way home.

The man was held above the water by rescue workers while they waited for more help to arrive.

Then, about a half-hour after the accident, the man was pulled to safety.

An official with the sheriff's department says deputies who waded into the water to help the victim also had to be checked for hypothermia.

(Lieutenant Larry Hubbard, Ward Co. Sheriff's Department) "The one person in the vehicle was held up by deputies so that he could breathe for the 10-15 minutes, so we had 2 deputies that were transported to the hospital to get checked out for the freezing cold temperatures, along with the male individual out of the vehicle.

Highway 52 was shut down for more than a half-hour while emergency crews dealt with the accident.

As of now, the identity of the driver has not been released.

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