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Man pulled from creek after allegedly being struck by deputy's van

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A local man has hired a lawyer after he was allegedly hit by a van driven by a Lucas County sheriff deputy. These are photos of a local man who was rescued early Saturday morning after he fell in Swan Creek near the Oliver House.

Toledo police say a Lucas County sheriff deputy was driving on Summit street by the Oliver street bridge when his van slid out of control. According to police somehow Paul Upman ended up in Swan Creek. Toledo officers are investigating if the van hit Upman or if he jumped to get out of the way. He didn't fall through the ice. 

Toledo fire rescue crews pulled him from the ice and rushed him to a local hospital. The sheriff declined to comment because Upman has obtained a lawyer. Upman is listed in critical condition at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center.

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