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Missing woman spends night in submerged car in Plymouth

  • Associated Press
  • January 12, 2013 - 6:44 PM

A 67-year-old Anoka County woman spent Friday night in her car, which was partly submerged in a Plymouth pond in freezing weather, before being rescued Saturday afternoon, police said Saturday.

The woman, who had been reported missing by her husband Friday night to the Centennial Lakes Police Department in Centerville, was taken briefly to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale and released Saturday afternoon. Her name was not released.

Her car apparently had crossed three lanes of traffic, gone over a boulevard and crashed through a chain-link fence before ending up in the pond near 10th Avenue and Revere Lane, where she was spotted by a passing bicyclist shortly after 12:30 p.m. Saturday, more than 17 hours after she crashed.

Plymouth police and fire and the Hennepin County sheriff's water patrol responded and the woman was retrieved from the car in the pond, which had been obscured by brush from passing vehicles and nearby houses, said Plymouth Police Sgt. Joe Gebhardt.

MARK BRUNSWICK

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