Man rescued after SUV tumbles into Federal Way creek

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on January 27, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 27 at 7:56 PM

FEDERAL WAY -- An SUV ran off the road Friday evening near Federal Way, heading down an embankment and into a creek.

In an elaborate rescue, firefighters cut the roof off the SUV to reach the man inside, hauling him up to paramedics. Water in the SUV had already risen to the bottom of the seat.

Firefighters said the man was driving on Peasley Canyon Road South near Highway 18 before 5:00 p.m., when he suddenly swerved off the road.

The SUV went through a fence, down a ravine into a creek, where water rushed through the vehicle.

The man's condition is not known, but he was transported to the hospital for medical attention.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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