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Dunkirk man crashes car into pond, rescues himself

SILVER CREEK – Leland Lamoreaux, 64, of Dunkirk, managed to free himself from his car as it began sinking in a pond on the Rosebrook Golf Course off Beebe Road here before department rescue crews arrived Friday morning.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Lamoreaux, was heading west on Beebe Road about 9 a.m. when he lost control of his vehicle. Authorities said his car slid across a lawn off the roadway and into a pond linked to the golf course. Investigators said he may have been speeding.

Rescue crews took Lamoreaux to Lake Shore Hospital to be treated for minor injuries. His water-logged car was pulled out of the pond by a municipal work crew.