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Driver Recovering after Spending 12 Hours in Submerged Car

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Posted: Feb 18, 2013 3:25 PM

Updated: Feb 18, 2013 3:53 PM

HIDALGO COUNTY - An Edinburg resident is recovering at a local hospital after spending 12 hours in a partially submerged car.

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said the man crashed his car into a canal west of Rooth and Mile 17 ½ roads late Friday.

Rescue workers pulled the man from the murky waters 12 hours later, TxDPS Spokesman Jonnny Hernandez said. He said the man survived thanks to air pockets inside the water-filled car.

Topics: edinburg, crash, canal, johnny hernandez

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