Elderly man pulled from D&R Canal after scooter accident

FRANKLIN TWP. – A trio of township employees, with the help of a passerby, rescued a 71-year-old man clinging to a tree branch in chest deep water after a scooter accident on Tuesday, police said.

Police got a 9-1-1 call at 11:30 a.m. from the man’s friend, saying the Scotch Plains resident had attempted to do a “K” turn on a path next to the D&R Canal about three-quarters of a mile south of the Blackwell’s Mills Causeway.

He thought he had pressed the reverse button on his Jazzy scooter, but it lunged forward, down an embankment and into the water, …read more

Source: NJ.com Somerset

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