Police rescued a man from a sinking vehicle after he crashed into a holding pond in Eagan on Monday.
The man suffered a medical emergency at the intersection of Highway 13 and Silver Bell Road around 1 p.m., and he accelerated down the wrong side of Highway 13 and down a hill into a 7-foot deep holding pond, an Eagan Police Department news release said.
Officers happened to be in the area and responded when onlookers called 911.
"As officers arrived, the car was sinking quickly and they saw the driver was unconscious," a news release says.
They swam out to the car and unbuckled the driver through an open window, then freed the man from the car "just as it was about to be fully submerged," police said.
"They held the man above water as he regained consciousness and moved him to the shoreline," the release says. "The man appeared to be confused and initially resisted officers' efforts to lift him to safety. Officers reassured the man and were eventually able to get him up the hill and into an ambulance."
The man was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
Eagan PD says this is the second vehicle water rescue this summer in which officers have jumped into the water to save a person's life, the release says.
Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.