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Rock Hill Fire heard about a car fire; they weren’t expecting a water rescue, too

The Rock Hill Fire Department rescued three people stranded in chest-deep water after a car accident Wednesday night.
The Rock Hill Fire Department rescued three people stranded in chest-deep water after a car accident Wednesday night. Rock Hill Fire Department

The Rock Hill Fire Department rescued three people stranded in chest-deep water after a car crash Wednesday night, said Rock Hill Fire Deputy Chief Mark Simmons.

Simmons said the fire department was called about a car fire on Quality Circle Road near River Park at about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday.

But when crews got to the scene, they found three people stuck in the nearby creek, he said.

The car was down the creek embankment, but not in the water, he said.

The car was on fire, after the single-car accident, and the three people were in chest-deep water in Manchester Creek, off of the Catawba River.

Simmons said all three victims were transported to Piedmont Medical Center, but were walking and alert. The extent of their injuries is unclear.

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