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Man rescued after driving car into Carson River’s West Fork

Staff Reports
A photo posted to Alpine County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page on Monday.
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Rescuers from Alpine County and East Fork Fire District responded to a water rescue after a vehicle ended up in the West Fork of the Carson River.

The incident occurred near Crystal Springs where initial reports were that a man was clinging to the top of the vehicle in the frigid waters.

The Alpine County Sheriff’s Office reported the man received minor injuries in the incident.

The collision occurred at about 1 p.m. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, the vehicle was waterlogged and required a heavy tow truck to pull from the river.

The U.S. Forest Service responded to the wreck.

The West Fork is running 450 cubic feet per a second which is slightly below action stage at Woodfords.