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Driver Climbs From Car Submerged In Whitin Reservoir

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DOUGLAS (CBS) — A driver is recovering after crashing his car into the Whitin Reservoir in Douglas, Sunday night.

The car landed upside down in the water.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

The man still had his seat belt on but managed to somehow get the passenger door open and swim to safety.

The car submerged in the Whitin Reservoir Sunday night. (WBZ-TV)

The car submerged in the Whitin Reservoir Sunday night. (WBZ-TV)

He then walked about half a mile for help while suffering from hypothermia and several cuts.

The car later sank.

“Obviously he kept his head somewhat clear and made some very deliberate actions that resulted in surviving this,” Fire Chief Ken Vincent said.

The man is being treated for hypothermia and lacerations at UMass Medical Center in Worcester.

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