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Man rescued from river after vehicle accident

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Rescue along the Tuckaseigee River (Source: Nick Breedlove/The Sylva Herald) Rescue along the Tuckaseigee River (Source: Nick Breedlove/The Sylva Herald)
SYLVA, NC (FOX Carolina) -

A man was pulled to safety after a dramatic rescue along the Tuckaseigee River.

The Sylva Herald reports the rescue happened Monday afternoon around 4 after a vehicle accident on Mockingbird Lane resulted in a car going into the river.

Two people were in the car at the time of the accident, but one person was able to make it out safely before rescuers arrived, according to the report.

Swiftwater rescue teams and EMS crews worked to rescue the man trapped inside the vehicle. 

The report said that the driver of the vehicle was charged with driving while impaired, reckless driving and not wearing a seatbelt.

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