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Richmond Police pull driver from Byrd Park lake

Posted at 10:42 AM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 12:21:24-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A man was taken to the hospital for treatment after his car fell into Fountain Lake at Byrd Park.

"Officers arrived and found an adult male, the sole occupant, in the vehicle suffering from a medical situation that was described as seizures," a Richmond Police spokesperson said. "The vehicle’s driver’s-side tires were on the concrete edge of the lake, but the passenger side of the vehicle was submerged."

A sergeant and patrol officer helped bring the driver to safety.

An investigation into how the car ended up in the lake was on-going.

Police were called to Byrd Park at about 8:33 a.m.

This is a developing story.