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Driver in Boise canal crash remains hospitalized

First-responders retrieve car from Boise canal

Boise first-responders and dive team members secure a car and try to get to a victim trapped in a convertible that landed upside down in Ridenbaugh Canal near the intersection of Allumbaugh Street and Franklin Road, June 10, 2016 in Boise.
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Boise first-responders and dive team members secure a car and try to get to a victim trapped in a convertible that landed upside down in Ridenbaugh Canal near the intersection of Allumbaugh Street and Franklin Road, June 10, 2016 in Boise.

A man who was injured Friday after his car plunged into the Ridenbaugh Canal continues to be treated at a Boise hospital, a spokeswoman for the Boise Police Department said Tuesday afternoon.

The man, who hasn’t been publicly identified, remained in his submerged convertible for 29 minutes before rescuers were able to get him out Friday evening.

The crash happened about 5:45 p.m. off Allumbaugh Street near Franklin Road.

The car was upside down in the water. Emergency workers had to roll it over onto the bank before they could remove the driver, the only person in the car.

Rescuers performed CPR on the man before taking him to the hospital. He was originally reported in critical condition. The police spokeswoman did not have an updated report on his condition Tuesday.

Police initially said the driver was in his late 20s or early 30s but gave no further information about him or what led to the crash.

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