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Car drives into Liberty Reservoir, draws "multi-agency response"

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Posted at 2:26 PM, Jul 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-20 14:26:45-04

A vehicle that ended up in Liberty Reservoir drew a multi-agency response for first responders in and around Carroll County, the county's Sheriff's Department said Friday. 

Carroll County Emergency Communications was notified around noon on Friday that a vehicle was in the water off the reservoir's boat ramp $1 near Oakland Mills Road.

Sheriff's Deputies, Baltimore Environmental Police, Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department, and Gamber Fire Company all responded. 

Responders saw a small black car about 40 yards in the water, fully submerged. Officers from the Sheriff's Office, the Environmental Police, and a citizen went into the water and rescued the driver, who received medical care on back on shore. He was eventually taken to Northwest Hospital Center, where his condition is unknown. 

A dive team from the Gamber Fire Department went into the water in search of any other occupants in the car but found non.

The Baltimore City Police Underwater Recovery Unit assisted in retrieving the car from the water.

The circumstances of how the vehicle became submerged in the reservoir are under investigation. Anyone with information about the incident can contact Carroll County Sheriff's Office at 410-386-5900 or the anonymous tip line at 1-88-399-TIPP.