Dive team, other EMS rescue man from sinking vehicle

A 58-year-old man from Mill Hall was taken to the hospital after he drove a Black Ford Ranger into Lycoming Creek at 5:45 p.m. Thursday.

First responders worked for about 35 minutes to remove the man, whose car sunk into more than five feet of water near the bridge at the intersection of Route 973 and Lycoming Creek Road.

“According to witnesses, he was all over the road traveling northbound, missed all the guardrails and went into the creek,” said Ken Brown, of the Old Lycoming Township Police Department.

The township’s dive team was dispatched at 5:50 p.m. to help remove the man from the vehicle.

A large number of responders gathered at the shoreline and worked to move the man to an ambulance, which transported him to UPMC Williamsport in stable condition.

Two Old Lycoming police officers, Old Lycoming and Hepburn Township fire fighters and Old Lycoming Township EMS assisted at the scene.

The vehicle leaked gasoline into the creek before Bressler’s Towing Service pulled the truck out of the water.


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