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Madison fire crew swims to rescue person in sinking vehicle

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Posted at 11:38 AM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-01 12:38:39-05

MADISON — Authorities say firefighters swam about 20 yards to a vehicle that was sinking into a Madison lake and rescued a person who was trapped in the back seat.

The State Journal reports that the victim was unresponsive and did not have a pulse when pulled from the vehicle near the Warner Park Boat Launch on Saturday night.

The fire crew administered CPR until a medic arrived on the scene to provide advanced life support.

A spokeswoman says the victim was transported to a local hospital and regained a pulse before reaching the emergency room.

A condition report was not available. Authorities say a rescue team did not find any other occupants of the vehicle after performing an underwater search.

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