Six rescued after car overturns in Delaware pond

 (John Jankowski/for NewsWorks)

(John Jankowski/for NewsWorks)

Delaware State Police say six people, including a child, were hospitalized after the car they were in slid down an embankment and overturned into a retention pond.

It happened about 1 p.m. Wednesday near Christiana Mall in Newark. Troopers say the car was at the exit ramp to the mall on Del. Route 1 when the driver lost control of the vehicle. Police say the car ran off the road and down an embankment.

It overturned several times and came to rest in a retention pond.

Officers tell The News Journal of Wilmington that several bystanders pulled the occupants to safety before first responders arrived. All six were taken to a local hospital.

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