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November 15, 2007
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Va. officer rescues man from lake

By Steve Stone
The Virginian-Pilot

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. A police officer and two other people are being credited with rescuing a man from his car Wednesday after it ran into the water at Indian Lakes.

Margie Long, a police spokeswoman, said someone called 911 at 1:04 p.m., and said a car had run off the road along the 4800 block of Ferrell Pkwy. and into the water .

Officer S.K. Day arrived and saw that the car was "rapidly sinking" in the water just west of Pleasant Valley Road, Long said.

"He jumped in the water as two citizens, Raymond Forbes and David Malcolm, also jumped into the water to help save the driver," Long said.

They found the 44-year-old driver unconscious, pinned under the steering wheel .

"The rescuers called out to the driver to wake him up," Long said.

"As he started to respond, they were able to pull him out through the window."

He is expected to recover.

What caused the driver to lose control of the car is under investigation.

Copyright 2007 The Virginian-Pilot

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