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Rescue crews fish driver out of Great Miami River

Driver says he was startled and drove over levee
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Posted at 7:19 PM, Dec 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-15 19:19:31-05

HAMILTON, Ohio - — Emergency crews pulled a driver out of the Great Miami River early Saturday morning, the Journal-News reported.

The man drove into the river near the old Champion Mill — and site of the Spooky Nook sports complex — around 1:45 a.m.

Hamilton Fire Chief Mark Mercer said the man was already out of his vehicle when crews arrived and “was giving a verbal report to our people.”

Mercer said the man didn’t drive very far into the shallow water near the shore.

“Apparently the car was stopped at the light and then the car behind him hit the horn to let him know the light had turned green, and they were startled and drove over the levee there at Knightsbridge and into the river,” Mercer said. “No injuries, no major crisis going on with it.”

Mercer said crews did transport the man to the hospital, but he didn’t any further information on his condition.