Car Into Oswego River in Fulton

The car  is pulled out of the Oswego River in Fulton this afternoon.
The car is pulled out of the Oswego River in Fulton this afternoon.

BREAKING: Rescue crews are at the scene of a car into the Oswego River in Fulton.  We’re told it happened on the east side of the river and that a person inside the vehicle got out safely.

The person was reportedly taken to Oswego Hospital as a precaution.

Fulton City Police have issued the following:

At approximately 1:50 p.m. today (June 22), a report was received that an occupied vehicle had entered the river along the Tow Path Trail between locks 2 and 3, according to a statement by Fulton police.

The city of Fulton police and fire departments responded and the vehicle’s operator and sole occupant was quickly pulled to safety by emergency responders.

The operator of the vehicle was identified as Michael A. Howell, 21, of Oswego.

Howell was transported via Menter’s Ambulance to Oswego Hospital with minor injuries.

The investigation is currently ongoing, however it appears that the driver intentionally drove his vehicle into the water, police said.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation at this time.

The Oswego County Sheriff’s Department Dive Team responded and located the vehicle, which they confirmed had no other occupants.

The vehicle was secured and removed from the river a short time later without incident.