Elderly man rescued after driving car into Sunrise canal

Driver suffered medical episode behind wheel, police say

SUNRISE, Fla. – A large police and fire rescue response was spotted in Sunrise Friday morning after a car went into a canal.

Sky 10 was above the scene just after 10:30 a.m. as the vehicle was almost completely submerged in the canal in the 1600 block of Northwest 60th Avenue.


Sunrise police later confirmed that an elderly man driving the vehicle had a medical episode.

Two Sunrise police officers jumped into the water and rescued the man.

He was taken to Florida Medical Center in good condition.

No other details were immediately released.

Sky 10 over first responders in Sunrise after car drives into canal. (WPLG)

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