Vehicle goes into Pleasant River in Windham

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WINDHAM (WGME) -- Five men were rescued after police say their car flew off River Road and into Pleasant River in Windham.

Police say this happened around 2 p.m. near Maynard Road.

Police say the five people in the car were able to escape the car and stand on the roof until help arrived.

Officials say the men are lucky to be alive.

"Could have been much worse it's a good thing, you can see how deep the water is there,” Sgt. Peter Fulton said. “So they are pretty lucky because that vehicle is submerged. You see just the taillights right now."

Police say the car may not be removed for days.

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