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Driver rescued from high-water area


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A Columbus man was rescued this morning after driving his car into a flooded area near the convergence of Clifty Creek and the East Fork of White River.

William H. Lovelace, 54, was treated at the scene following the 6:50 a.m. rescue on Technology Boulevard, located off the west end of South Marr Road.

Lovelace was attempting to drive his 1999 Saturn along the flooded street when he lost sight of the roadway, according to Bartholomew County Deputy Sheriff Maj. Todd Noblitt. The vehicle ended up veering off into a ditch, and becoming partially submerged by the rising river water.

An airboat operated by members of the Bartholomew County Water Rescue and Recovery team was used to successfully rescue Lovelace.

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