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A Rhode Island man was rescued by a Northeastern University crew team after he crashed his car into the Charles River Monday evening, officials said.

The 23-year-old man from Exeter, R.I., told State Police he “blacked out” behind the wheel shortly before the crash. His car crashed into the Charles near Memorial Drive and Flagg Street around 7:39 p.m., State Police said.

The man, who was the only person in the vehicle, was promptly rescued by members of a Northeastern crew team, police spokesman Jeremy Warnick wrote in an e-mail.

State Police said they found the driver near the Boston University Boat House after he was pulled from the car. He sustained minor injuries and was transported to Mount Auburn Hospital, State Police said.

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The man’s 2014 Toyota RAV4 was towed from the river after the crash, according to State Police.

Police and fire crews work at the site of the submerged car.
Police and fire crews work at the site of the submerged car.Erin Clark/Globe Staff
A State Police boat sits in the Charles River as crews work on pulling out the submerged car.
A State Police boat sits in the Charles River as crews work on pulling out the submerged car.Erin Clark/Globe Staff
Crews work on pulling the submerged car out of the Charles River.
Crews work on pulling the submerged car out of the Charles River.Erin Clark/Globe Staff




Katie Redefer can be reached at katie.redefer@globe.com.