CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County Sheriff's Department officers rescued a man from inside a pickup truck Thursday afternoon after the vehicle landed on its roof in a creek along the Shenandoah River east of Charles Town.
Cpl. Vincent Tiong and Cpl. R.S. Sell responded to the scene along Bloomery Road off W.Va. 9 in an area known as "Powerhouse Hill."
"Pretty much, I just took all my equipment off and jumped in the water," Tiong said.
Tiong said he waded into the creek in water about waist deep and used a flashlight to break a window in the truck.
The man was dragged out of the truck and taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va. The man's injuries were not life-threatening, Tiong said.