Cobb County

Driver swims to safety after car plunges over 700 meters into Chattahoochee River, officials say

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A driver was rescued after their car sank into the Chattahoochee River Monday morning.

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Cobb County police says, its Underwater Search and Recovery Team responded to a report of a car submerged in the river.

The driver reportedly drove into the river at Paces Mill and the car went an estimated 750 meters down stream, where it sank.


According to the release, the water temperature was 46 degrees Fahrenheit during the time of the incident.

Divers swam in the river to get the car back onto shore and the driver was reportedly able to swim back to safety. The driver was treated for their injuries.

Police did not release the identity of the driver.

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