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Man brought out of water at Pleasure Island taken to Beaumont hospital

There is a water rescue underway on North Levee Road at Pleasure Island about 100 yards away from the pier. (Photos by LD Ray)

Firefighters have rescued a man from a car which crashed into the water at Pleasure Island on Friday morning.

At about 9:30 a.m., a witness called 911 saying a silver car had been still on the ramp before driving off the pier.

The rescue took place about 100 yards away from the pier.

Port Arthur firefighters brought the man back to shore to perform CPR.

The man was taken to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur, then later to Christus St. Elizabeth in Beaumont.

Stay with KFDM as this story develops.

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