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Elderly driver backs car into a lake in Sarasota

SARASOTA -- A car was submerged in Sarasota on Tuesday after an elderly driver backed it into a lake, according to the Sarasota Police Department.

A red Jeep Liberty with three elderly people inside backed into a lake in the 3900 block of Glen Oaks Manor Drive in Sarasota, according to police.

A nearby neighbor heard the car revving and came out to see the car going into the water, according to a release. He dove in and helped the three occupants to safety, and all three are safe an uninjured.

Sarasota police said they are waiting for the dive team to arrive between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

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