Good Samaritans help rescue driver from submerged vehicle

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A 31-year-old driver careened off East Mission Bay
Drive Sunday and his sedan landed upside down in a watery arm of Mission Bay,
police said.

The driver was headed north on East Mission Bay Drive just north of Sea
World Drive shortly after 11 a.m. His car veered to the right, crashed through
a barrier, went airborne and landed in the shallow bay waters of Tecolote
Creek, according to San Diego police.

He was submerged underwater for a few minutes until passersby fished him
out and took him to the creek bank, authorities said.

The driver was taken to UC San Diego Medical Center in an unknown
condition to be treated for oxygen deprivation and other injuries, according to
police and the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

The adjacent southbound offramp from Interstate 5 to Sea World Drive was
temporarily closed after the crash, according to the California Highway
Patrol.

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