A Montrose man is okay after having to be rescued from a creek following a crash on Tuesday, November 2.

Pennsylvania State Police responded to the intersection of State Route 267 and State Route 706 in Rush Township in Susquehanna County at around quarter after 7 Tuesday night with a report of a car in a creek.

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Authorities say they found 88-year-old John McLaughlin in the vehicle submerged in a creek behind Flynn’s Castle.  He was helped out of the water by the Rush Township Fire Department and did not require medical attention.

Troopers say McLaughlin had apparently suffered an issue that made him unable to lift his foot off the gas pedal. His GM Canyon traveled on State Route 267 and through the stop sign at the intersection with State Route 706, through the Flynn Castle parking lot where it hit a wooden beam. The vehicle then reportedly launched of an embankment and landed in the creek.

Troopers say McLaughlin was wearing his seat belt.

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