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TOUGH DAY: 2 people survive a ride into a canal in Matlacha

Photos show how the harrowing ride ended on the island
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Posted at 1:07 PM, Mar 13, 2024

MATLACHA, Fla. — First-responders had to save two people from a Volvo Wednesday, when it somehow ended up in a canal on Matlacha.

Firefighters shared these photos of what turned out to be a difficult day for the 2 people inside.

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The quick response of Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, and Lee County EMS resulted in the safe extrication of both occupants of this car after it ended up in a canal on March 13, 2024.

Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District worked with Lee County Deputies and paramedics to rescue both people.

Only minor injuries were reported. No word on what caused the crash.