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Man escapes car after plunge into icy river

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Police in Lima say a man was able to swim out of his car after it plunged into an ice-covered river.

Officers say the car broke through a fence and plunged about 20 feet into the Ottawa River early Friday morning.

We're told the driver, Robert Smith III, was so cold that his clothes froze to his body.

He was treated for minor facial injuries and cold weather exposure.

Police suspect alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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