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Occupants safe after Gibson Co. water rescue

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Crews were successful in rescuing the occupants of a submerged vehicle in Gibson County.

Indiana State Police say the vehicle was submerged in backwater north of the County Rd 50 N. and 1050 E. intersection.

Sgt. Bruce Vanoven tells 14 News that the car drove onto some iced-over backwater and the ice gave way.

The occupants huddled in the back seat and called authorities while water rose to the floor boards. The trooper on scene was unable to reach the occupants and had requested for backup.

Fire crews from Oakland City and Columbia Township and a medic arrived shortly after to help assist the rescue.

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