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WATCH: Man drives car into MKE River, officers jump in to save him

3 officers taken to the hospital to be checked for hypothermia, police say
Posted at 5:45 AM, Apr 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-12 06:48:29-04

MILWAUKEE — Glendale police released body camera videos showing the frantic moments when officers rescued a man who drove into the Milwaukee River.

This happened near Lincoln Park just before 2 p.m. Sunday.

Police say a caller reported a car drove down a bike path and into the water. The driver was later rushed to the hospital. No word yet on his condition.

*WARNING: Video contains profanity*

Body cam: Man drives car into Milwaukee River near Lincoln Park

The videos show officers rushing to the river and dropping their gear before getting in the water. Viewers can see the officers trying to reach the man as the car was submerged and then pulling him to shore.

Police say three responding officers were taken to the hospital to be checked for hypothermia. All three are expected to be OK.

The water temperature was around 40 degrees at the time.

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