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Intense rescue after driver plunges into St. Joseph River

Published On: Apr 27 2014 06:11:08 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 28 2014 07:52:18 AM CDT

An scary rescue scene has wrapped up in South Bend. 

It happened near Riverside Drive and Riverside Place Sunday when a driver who firefighters believe was having a medical issue careened off the road.

You can see the man's pickup truck went through the fence and almost plunged entirely into the St. Joseph River. 

The front of the truck was in the water. Heavy equipment had to be called in to help with the rescue. And emergency responders had difficulty getting the driver out.

Firefighters say he is in stable condition.

There was only one person in the truck when it nosedived into the water. No other cars were involved.