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A retired New York Police Department officer and a boat operator rescued an individual who drove a vehicle into Lake Norman on Wednesday afternoon.

Mooresville Fire-Rescue personnel responded to a call regarding a vehicle in Lake Norman at 643 Williamson Road about 3:02 p.m. Wednesday.

Upon arrival, Mooresville Fire-Rescue discovered the driver of the car had been rescued by a passer-by and a boater.

The vehicle traveled off the roadway, ending up in the water and was sinking/filling up with water when a local resident — a retired NYPD officer — jumped into Lake Norman and rescued the driver of the vehicle.

The passer-by was able to unbuckle the seatbelt and get the driver out of the vehicle. A boater jumped into the water and assisted with swimming the driver to a nearby dock.

The driver was taken to Carolinas Medical Center for treatment.

The Mooresville Police Department is investigating the accident. Mooresville Fire-Rescue personnel remained on-scene until the vehicle was retrieved.

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