Driver rescued by Northeastern crew team after crashing into Charles River

Crews work on pulling out the submerged car from the Charles River on Monday night. Erin Clark / The Boston Globe

A Rhode Island man was rescued by a Northeastern University crew team afterhe crashed his car into the Charles River Monday evening, officials said.

The 23-year-old man from Exeter, R.I., told State Police he “blacked out” behind the wheel shortly before the crash. His car crashed into the Charles near Memorial Drive and Flagg Street around 7:39 p.m., State Police said.

The man, who was the only person in the vehicle, was promptly rescued by members of a Northeastern crew team, police spokesman Jeremy Warnick wrote in an e-mail.

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