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Car plunges into Lake Norman, driver rescued by retired NYPD officer, authorities say

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A car is pulled from Lake Norman near Williamson Road in Mooresville on Wednesday afternoon.

A retired New York Police Department officer rescued the driver of a vehicle that ended up in Lake Norman on Wednesday afternoon.

Mooresville Fire-Rescue said in a news release that a call was received around 3:02 p.m. Wednesday regarding a vehicle in the water at 643 Williamson Road in Mooresville. When crews arrived, they found the driver had been rescued by a passer-by, the retired officer.

The vehicle left the road, ended up in the lake and was filling with water when the retired officer jumped into the water, unbuckled the driver’s seat belt and got the driver out of the vehicle. A boater jumped into the water and assisted with getting the driver to a nearby dock.

The driver was taken to Carolinas Medical Center for treatment.

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This car was recovered from Lake Norman after a crash Wednesday afternoon.

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The car was almost totally submerged.

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