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Men Rescued After Car Crashes Into Columbia Creek

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Daniel Dodson of Columbia sits atop his partially submerged car and gestures to emergency workers Tuesday morning. (Photo courtesy Jimmy Tennyson/Maury County Sheriff's Department) Daniel Dodson of Columbia sits atop his partially submerged car and gestures to emergency workers Tuesday morning. (Photo courtesy Jimmy Tennyson/Maury County Sheriff's Department)

COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Two men in Columbia had to be rescued after surviving a bizarre car crash in Columbia on Christmas Eve.

The Columbia Daily Herald reported that the car went off Double Branch Road around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. It went down a 30 foot embankment before landing in Rutherford Creek.

The newspaper reported 38-year-old Daniel Dodson and passenger Tommy Berryhill got out, waded through the waist-deep water, and looked for help.

Both men then returned to the vehicle to try to save some of their belongings inside, and had some trouble getting out.

Rescuers later found Dodson standing on top of his 2001 Honda Accord.

Dodson told emergency crews he was driving around the curve and came off the right side of the road, and next thing he knew he was in the water.

A tow truck got the car out of the creek.

Fortunately, neither man was hurt.

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