Grandmother, children rescued after SUV plunges into pond in Rohnert Park

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ROHNERT PARK (KRON) — A grandmother and two young children were rescued Saturday night after mistakenly driving into a pond in a Rohnert Park neighborhood. 

According to the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety, because of the rain, the grandmother mistook the entrance to the pond as another street. As soon as the grandmother, realized she took the wrong turn, she said it was too late. 

Authorities were made aware of the accident around 8:50 p.m. last night.

The pond is located at the Las Casitas Mobile Home Park on Bridgit Drive in Rohnert Park. 

Emergency officials arrived to the scene within four minutes after the initial call — and by the time they got there, the car was submerged under water about 15 feet away from the edge of the pond.

Officials were able to rescue the 59-year-old driver along with the 3-year-old and 7-year-old passengers in the car. They were all uninjured. 

Police say the grandmother did not show signs of driving under the influence. 

The car is no longer in the pond, as of Sunday.

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