BALDWINSVILLE, N.Y. — Authorities say a man is recovering after spending at least 20 hours trapped in his vehicle after it crashed into a central New York pond.

Fire officials in the Onondaga County village of Baldwinsville tell The Post-Standard of Syracuse ( ) say a 911 call reporting a car in a pond was received around 9 a.m. Sunday after someone came upon the crash scene on private property.

When emergency crews arrived they found a car on its side along the overgrown edge of a pond about 10 to 15 feet below the road. It took rescuers about 70 minutes to remove the man from the wrecked vehicle.

The man was taken to a hospital for treatment of pain and exposure.

Officials say it’s unclear how the crash occurred. The sheriff’s office is investigating.

Information from: The Post-Standard,

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