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Officer Pulls Man Out of Water Following Crash Off Storrow Drive

An officer pulled a man out of the water after his vehicle crashed near Storrow Drive in Boston on Tuesday, according to Boston Police.

Officers responded to the scene near Beacon St. and Charlesgate West around 6:15 p.m. and observed the 73-year-old man in the driver's seat sitting up to his chest in the water. The driver's window was open and the vehicle appeared to be taking on more water.

An officer entered the water and pulled the man out of the driver's seat and out of the water.


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Dianne Sloan witnessed the crash.

“I yelled at a passing car and I said call the police and so someone actually pulled over," Sloan said. "They called the police and the police were here in five minutes.”

“I did see the divers suiting up and some of the divers down in the water," Kathleen White, another eyewitness said.

“I think he was just dazed. He said he was OK. But it took him a while to answer,” Sloan added.

The driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries and was taken to Beth Israel Hospital, according to police.

Shortly thereafter, the vehicle was hoisted out of the water and towed away.

Massachusetts State Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

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