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St. Cloud, Sartell men escape before car sinks in St. Augusta pond

St. Cloud, Sartell men escape before car sinks in St. Augusta pond Click to Enlarge Photo:

Sep 5, 2011 at 9:35 am

ST. AUGUSTA, Minn. (AP) - Stearns County authorities say two men are safe after they managed to escape from their sinking car. 

The sheriff's office says 29-year-old Benjamin Charles Lortz of St. Cloud was driving Saturday about 1:30 a.m. when he lost control around a corner. The vehicle went off the road and landed in a holding pond.

 

Lortz was able to get out. His passenger, 19-year-old Cody Erickson of Kimball, also escaped but with minor cuts on his arm.

 

The car eventually sank.

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