Divers were called to Buffumville Lake in Charlton on Sunday morning after a man drove his car into the water while following his GPS navigation, officials said.
The man managed to escape the vehicle on his own, according to a Charlton Fire Department Facebook post. The driver told rescuers he was following his GPS when his car suddenly plunged into the lake, the department said. The crash occurred in the area of the lake’s boat launch off Oxford Road.
Charlton Fire Captain Dean Babineau said the car was completely submerged in about 8 to 10 feet of water. The crash was reported to the fire department about 7 a.m. Sunday, he said.
Dive crews from Massachusetts Fire District 7 responded and recovered the submerged vehicle, officials said. The driver was taken to a Worcester hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Babineau said.
@MAFireDistrict7 Dive Team operating this morning in @TownofCharlton at Buffumville Lake after a driver followed his GPS into the water and the vehicle submerged. No injuries. pic.twitter.com/v4KacffqxD— MA Fire District 7 (@MAFireDistrict7) March 14, 2021
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