SP: Three men leaving work rescue Oswego Co. man pinned underneath vehicle

Oswego County

Three men trekked through the woods during a rainstorm to help another man who was pinned under his vehicle near the Oswego River, according to New York State Police.

Troopers were called to 253 County Route 57 in Schroeppel around 8:00 p.m. on Friday for reports of a man trapped under a vehicle. When troopers arrived the scene, they found that the trapped man had been pulled to safety by three other men who heard him yelling for help.

Investigators say a 66-year-old man had driven his Hummer across his backyard to get a view of the shoreline and when he tried leaving, he accidentally backed the vehicle into the river. The man then got out of the Hummer and tried to get it out of the water when he somehow became pinned underneath the vehicle, state police say.

The driver told police that he was stuck in the water for 45 minutes and was being bitten by snakes. That's when the three men from Sharon Chevrolet, who were leaving work, started to hear the man yelling for help. The men sprang into action and walked 30 yard through the woods during a downpour and found the victim in the Oswego River. They were able to pull him to safety before first responders arrived on the scene.

Troopers say the victim was taken to Crouse Hospital for evaluation.

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