U.S. border patrol agent rescued after driving into St. Clair River

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was rescued Wednesday morning after he drove his vehicle into the St. Clair River. 

It happened near Algonac near the Water Filtration Plant. He agent was rescued by the Clay Township Township dive team. 

We're told the agent is going to be okay. 

Investigators suspect the agent might have fallen asleep at the wheel shortly before crashing into the river. 

An official from border patrol released this statement: 

"A Border Patrol agent assigned to Marysville Station was involved in a single-vehicle accident in Algonac this morning near the Water Filtration Plant .The agent was responding to another agency's request for assistance when the accident occurred. The vehicle became submerged in the St. Clair River and the agent was able to escape and swim to the seawall.  The agent was rescued by the Clay Township Fire Department. The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office Dive Team is currently on scene attempting to recover the vehicle. The agent was treated and released at St. John River District Hospital in East China. An investigation into the cause of the incident is ongoing."
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