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Cops: Man who crashed SUV into Babylon canal had medical episode

Members of the Babylon Fire Department work to

Members of the Babylon Fire Department work to remove an SUV from the canal on Shore Road in Babylon Friday, June 19, 2015. Credit: Barry Sloan

A Deer Park man suffered a medical emergency and crashed his sport utility vehicle into a Babylon canal Friday morning, Suffolk County police said.

Police said Charles Jacob, 73, of Deer Park, was traveling northbound in a 2007 Nissan Rogue on Shore Road at 9:42 a.m. when he suffered a medical event and crashed first into a post and submerged in his vehicle after striking three boats in the canal.

Residents and people who were working in the area helped Jacob out of the water, police said. The Babylon Fire Department responded to the scene and transported Jacob in stable condition to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, police said.

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