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Three men rescued from car near river

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LARKSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WOLF) -- Firefighters say three men were rescued from a car after it got stuck while off-roading near the Susquehanna River.

It happened around 8 p.m. near Route 11, in an area somewhere near Woody's Fireplace by the river. A fire truck with lights was stationed nearby on Route 11 at a bridge.

A staging area was set up at R&H Manufacturing at Woodward Hill Road, which is up behind the Edwardsville K-Mart.

Firefighters say the car went into trails near R&H, but became stuck near the river, and the water was rising.

The fire chief said they had to get a boat in to rescue them after their own side-by-side almost got stuck, and the car shouldn't have been down there.

"They were on dry land, but by the time we started getting there, the water was coming up. Even we even took our side-by-side through, and we almost got that stuck and submerged it," says Fire Chief Mike Petriga.

Some divers were called in from Hanover Township to bring them out through the water, which was said to be ankle- to chest-high in places near the car.

Firefighters say all three young men were brought out safely. We saw two men going into a police car, and police say they were just being given rides.

Larksville Police and some ambulances from Kingston and Plains were also on the scene, which cleared around 11:20 p.m.

River gauge data from Wilkes-Barre shows the river has been rising, with a level at 11.7 feet at 8 p.m. and 12.3 feet at 11 p.m., while it had been as low as five feet earlier on Saturday.

The water was coming up over the "quad trails" that the car was riding on, firefighters said.




National Weather Service river data from Wilkes-Barre was listed as follows:

Observed Data:

|Date(UTC)| |Stage| |--Flow-|

01/14 05:45 17.19ft 80.1kcfs

01/14 05:30 17.15ft 79.8kcfs

01/14 05:15 16.85ft 77.7kcfs

01/14 05:00 15.56ft 69.1kcfs

01/14 04:45 14.35ft 61.5kcfs

01/14 04:30 13.42ft 55.8kcfs

01/14 04:15 12.54ft 50.7kcfs

01/14 04:00 12.30ft 49.4kcfs

01/14 03:45 12.16ft 48.6kcfs

01/14 03:30 12.19ft 48.7kcfs

01/14 03:15 12.22ft 48.9kcfs

01/14 03:00 12.24ft 49kcfs

01/14 02:45 12.25ft 49.1kcfs

01/14 02:30 12.24ft 49kcfs

01/14 02:15 12.24ft 49kcfs

01/14 02:00 12.20ft 48.8kcfs

01/14 01:45 12.15ft 48.5kcfs

01/14 01:30 12.06ft 48kcfs

01/14 01:15 12.02ft 47.8kcfs

01/14 01:00 12.01ft 47.7kcfs

01/14 00:45 11.95ft 47.4kcfs

01/14 00:30 11.88ft 47kcfs

01/14 00:15 11.84ft 46.8kcfs

01/14 00:00 11.72ft 46.1kcfs

01/13 23:45 11.59ft 45.4kcfs

01/13 23:30 11.51ft 45kcfs

01/13 23:15 11.43ft 44.5kcfs

01/13 23:00 11.29ft 43.7kcfs

01/13 22:45 11.08ft 42.6kcfs

01/13 22:30 10.79ft 41kcfs

01/13 22:15 10.41ft 39kcfs

01/13 22:00 10.20ft 37.9kcfs

01/13 21:45 10.01ft 36.9kcfs

01/13 21:30 9.75ft 35.6kcfs

01/13 21:15 9.44ft 34.1kcfs

01/13 21:00 9.18ft 32.8kcfs

01/13 20:45 9.19ft 32.8kcfs

01/13 20:30 9.38ft 33.8kcfs

01/13 20:15 8.62ft 30kcfs

01/13 20:00 8.55ft 29.6kcfs

01/13 19:45 7.84ft 26.3kcfs

01/13 19:30 7.92ft 26.7kcfs

01/13 19:15 7.17ft 23.2kcfs

01/13 19:00 6.16ft 18.9kcfs

01/13 18:45 5.47ft 16.3kcfs

01/13 18:30 5.39ft 16kcfs

01/13 18:15 5.37ft 15.9kcfs

01/13 18:00 5.35ft 15.8kcfs

01/13 17:45 5.33ft 15.7kcfs

01/13 17:30 5.33ft 15.7kcfs

01/13 17:15 5.32ft 15.7kcfs

01/13 17:00 5.31ft 15.6kcfs

01/13 16:45 5.30ft 15.6kcfs

01/13 16:30 5.28ft 15.5kcfs

01/13 16:15 5.25ft 15.4kcfs

01/13 16:00 5.22ft 15.4kcfs

01/13 15:45 5.19ft 15.3kcfs

01/13 15:30 5.15ft 15.1kcfs

01/13 15:15 5.10ft 14.9kcfs

01/13 15:00 5.02ft 14.6kcfs

01/13 14:45 4.97ft 14.4kcfs

01/13 14:30 4.94ft 14.3kcfs

01/13 14:15 4.89ft 14.2kcfs

01/13 14:00 4.84ft 14kcfs

01/13 13:45 4.80ft 13.8kcfs

01/13 13:30 4.76ft 13.7kcfs

01/13 13:15 4.74ft 13.6kcfs

01/13 13:00 4.71ft 13.5kcfs

01/13 12:45 4.71ft 13.5kcfs

01/13 12:30 4.73ft 13.6kcfs

01/13 12:15 4.76ft 13.7kcfs

01/13 12:00 4.78ft 13.7kcfs

01/13 11:45 4.80ft 13.8kcfs

01/13 11:30 4.78ft 13.7kcfs

01/13 11:15 4.78ft 13.7kcfs

01/13 11:00 4.76ft 13.7kcfs

01/13 10:45 4.74ft 13.6kcfs

01/13 10:30 4.72ft 13.6kcfs

01/13 10:15 4.70ft 13.5kcfs

01/13 10:00 4.68ft 13.4kcfs

01/13 09:45 4.65ft 13.3kcfs

01/13 09:30 4.62ft 13.3kcfs

01/13 09:15 4.59ft 13.2kcfs

01/13 09:00 4.56ft 13kcfs

01/13 08:45 4.52ft 12.9kcfs

01/13 08:30 4.49ft 12.8kcfs

01/13 08:15 4.47ft 12.7kcfs

01/13 08:00 4.45ft 12.6kcfs

01/13 07:45 4.41ft 12.5kcfs

01/13 07:30 4.38ft 12.4kcfs

01/13 07:15 4.35ft 12.3kcfs

01/13 07:00 4.32ft 12.3kcfs

01/13 06:45 4.30ft 12.2kcfs

01/13 06:30 4.28ft 12.1kcfs

01/13 06:15 4.29ft 12.2kcfs

01/13 06:00 4.27ft 12.1kcfs

01/13 05:45 4.27ft 12.1kcfs

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