Divers rescue 5 from car in Queens creek

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Divers have rescued five people from a car that went into the water in Queens, a spokesman for the FDNY said Friday night, and four of the victims are in "grave" condition.

Fire officials received a call at 10:36 p.m. about a car in the water and responded to 19th Avenue and 37th Street, near Steinway Creek in Astoria. By 11:30 p.m., divers had pulled all five people from the car.

One of the people rescued was in nonlife-threatening condition, while some of the others were suffering from cardiac arrest, the FDNY said.

"It's serious," the department spokesman said.

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The NYPD said the four patients in critical condition were taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center.

An investigation of the incident is ongoing, a police spokesman said.

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