93-year-old man rescued from Bakersfield canal

April 13, 2011 10:00:00 PM PDT
Some dramatic video from Bakersfield, California after fire crews rescued a 93-year-old man who crashed his car into a canal.

The driver is former Bakersfield College President John Collins.

Collins crawled halfway out of the car through his sunroof and rescuers were able to get ropes and a life jacket to him.

A helicopter was used to pick him out of the water.

Fire Department Officials said sending someone into the water would've been too dangerous.