An accident in Holden Beach left an SUV submerged in the water on Thursday night, according to a spokesperson for the Coastline Rescue Squad.

At around 8 p.m., emergency crews responded to 99 Southshore Drive at the NC Wildlife ramp for a call of a submerged vehicle and a person down on the ground.

Upon arrival, first responders found a Cadillac Escalade fully submerged.

The spokesperson said the driver may have experienced a medical emergency and fell out of the vehicle while trying to drive the SUV and an attached trailer up the ramp.

Treatment was administered on the scene and the driver declined to be transferred to the hospital. 

Holden Beach police are investigating the incident. Coastline, Brunswick County EMS and the Tri-Beach Police Department all responded.

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