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5 Pulled From Water After Car Plunges Into Steinway Creek In Queens

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UPDATED 04/05/14 12:04 a.m.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Rescue crews pulled five people from the water late Friday, after a car plunged into the Steinway Creek off the East River in Queens.

The FDNY said the vehicle went into the water near 37th Street and 19th Avenue in Astoria, Queens.

Crews pulled five people from the water. Four were in critical condition, the FDNY told 1010 WINS.

No one was reported dead, authorities said.

It was not immediately learned late Friday what prompted the vehicle to end up in the water.

The fifth victim’s condition was stable, FDNY EMS officials told WCBS 880. One of the victims was a minor, the FDNY said.

The accident victims were all taken Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens, EMS officials said.

Divers remained in the water as of shortly after midnight Saturday morning.

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