Man drives pickup into Delaware, is rescued

Posted: April 18, 2012

Police and firefighters rescued a man who drove his pickup truck into the Delaware River in South Philadelphia this morning.

The vehicle got stuck in the riverbank and did not sink.

It is not known yet if the man deliberately drove the pickup into the river at the foot of Pemberton Street around 8 a.m., or if was an accident.

Police initially indicated the man might be intoxicated.

He was taken to a hospital for an examination.

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