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Adult hospitalized after vehicle found in canal's swale

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Posted at 8:52 PM, Jul 02, 2023
and last updated 2023-07-02 20:52:15-04

SOUTH BAY, Fla. — One adult was hospitalized after being rescued in the swale of a canal in South Bay early Sunday night, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said.

At approximately 5:40 p.m. units were dispatched to 8000 block of South U.S. Highway 27 for a report of a car in the canal, fire rescue told WPTV in an inquiry.

Initial arriving units found a car on the swale and not in the water.

The person was found inside the vehicle and was removed from the vehicle. The patient was taken to a local trauma center by Trauma Hawk.