Car pulled out of water at St. Andrews Marina

Photo Courtesy: Jim Riley

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE: According to the United States Coast Guard, the Coast Guard rescued an 89-year-old man from a vehicle that fell into the St. Andrews Marina Saturday.

Coast Guard members aboard Coast Guard Cutter Marlin reportedly observed a car go into the water at approximately 12:45 p.m. and launched a boat crew from the cutter to help the man.

To rescue the man, officials said the boat crew broke the car’s window.

They also said the man was in stable condition.

Panama City Emergency Medical Services, Panama City Police Department. and Panama City Fire Department also helped in the rescue.
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According to the Panama City Police Department, a car rolled into the water at St. Andrews Marina Saturday afternoon.

Lieutenant Dave Blaich said the incident happened around 12:42 p.m.

Police believe an 89-year-old man experienced a possible medical issue and rolled off the pier and into the water. Lieutenant Blaich said they do not believe he was driving at full speed.

Witnesses said the car was pulled out of the water.

Lieutenant Blaich said the man was not injured, but was taken to a local hospital for observation.