Three people rescued from submerged car in Lincoln Co.


LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Three people were taken to the hospital Saturday night after being rescued from a car submerged in water.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says it was dispatched to Frog Branch Road just before midnight.

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When deputies arrived, the car was submerged in a swift current. Two people were out of it, but one woman was standing on top of the car.

Deputies were able to pull the woman from the water. The Sheriff’s Office says the car was swept away almost immediately.

All three people involved were taken to the ER with non-life threatening injuries.

Deputies think the car hydroplaned into the creek.

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