A man survived five hours submerged in icy water after crashing car into a river.
Emergency services were called at around 5.20am on Wednesday after a car was spotted submerged in California's Klamath River.
When officers from the California Highway Patrol and Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office arrived at the scene they found a red Ford Fusion in the water and began work to pull it out of the water with the help of a tow truck.
For nearly five hours, authorities say that 28-year-old Michael Finn survived in the freezing waters of the Klamath River following an early-morning crash that flipped his car upside-down into the rushing waters. https://t.co/LzV7PAQbmF— NewsWatch 12 (@KDRV) December 12, 2018
When the vehicle was removed just before 8am - more than two and a half hours after the emergency call - they found 28-year-old Michael Finn still alive inside.
Mr Finn told officers he believed he had crashed at around 3am - around five hours before the rescue.
He was able to survive by breathing from a pocket of air inside the car.
He was taken to a local medical centre and treated for exposure.