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Rescue Teams Respond To Pick-Up Truck Submerged In Trenton Channel

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WYANDOTTE (WWJ) – Police, fire and dive teams are on the scene of a vehicle submerged in the water off the Detroit River.

Newsradio 950 received calls from several tipsters Monday night regarding a vehicle crashing through a fence and into the Trenton Channel.

The incident occurred near Oak and Biddle streets in Wyandotte.

Bill LaBeau, a Wyandotte resident, tells WWJ that he spoke to an eyewitness who told him:

“He was sitting in a parking space and then just accelerated over the curb about 75 feet,” said LaBeau. “(The truck) went through the fence at the river then into the water.”

Petty Officer Nicole Metzke with the U.S. Coast Guard describes the scene.

“The vehicle is submerged in the Trenton Channel,” said Officer Metzke. “We do have assets on scene, Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, the U.S. Coast Guard, a Canadian asset and Wyandotte police and fire departments are all on the scene assisting at this time.

Wyandotte police tell WWJ that, although they are not sure at this time,  there could be as many as three people in the submerged pick-up truck.

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