Elderly man drives into freezing Franklin Township retention pond

Posted at 1:24 PM, Dec 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-10 13:24:45-05

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Ind. -- An elderly man is expected to be okay after he drove his car into the freezing waters of a Franklin Township retention pond on Saturday.

IMPD officers and firefighters with the Indianapolis Fire Department were called to the 5200 block of Twin Bridge Boulevard just before 8 p.m.  First responders found the man's car halfway submerged in the pond.

Neighbors told police they first noticed the man sitting in his car on a neighborhood street. They say they approached him and he appeared to be disoriented.  A short time later he started driving through the grass and ended up in the pond. 

Police and firefighters worked together to safely get him to shore by forming a human chain.  He was taken to an area hospital to be checked out.  A tow truck was called in to pull his car out of the water.

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