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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Couple Rescued After Car
Stalls on Flooded Road

An elderly couple had to be rescued from their car after it got stuck on a flooded road in Stockton Wednesday afternoon.

Sheriff’s deputies say 83-year-old John Vanscoter ignored barricades and signs closing the road because of high water, and then his car stalled in the three-feet of water on the road.

Firefighters rescued Vanscoter and his 82-year-old wife as they rising waters began to pull the car in the quick-moving current.

The couple was taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Vanscoter has been cited for failing to obey a traffic control device.

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