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Man rescued from Little Ogeechee River overnight

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

An overnight water rescue shut down a portion of the Veterans Parkway for several hours.

A man fell into the Little Ogeechee River late Tuesday night. Officials say the male driver ran out of gas around midnight on Veterans Pkwy headed south near Hwy 204. Another driver came by and took the stranded man to get gas, but when they came back, he was dropped off on the northbound side. 

The man then stepped over the concrete barrier, failed to see that it was an overpass, and fell into the river. He managed to make it to a concrete platform under the bridge where Southside Fire/EMS rescued him. 

Veterans Parkway has since reopened.

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