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Two people were rescued after a Jeep sank in the Susquehanna River after failing to make it to an island near the bank in East Manchester Township on Friday night, police said.

Both individuals are safe and emergency responders planned to remove the vehicle once the water receded, the Northeastern Regional Police Department said in a Facebook post.

According to York County 911, emergency personnel responded to the area of Gut Road and Brunner Island about 7:30 p.m. after receiving a report of a sinking vehicle.

Some people commenting on Facebook said it is possible to drive to the islands in the summer months when the water is lower.

— Ron Musselman can be reached at rmusselman@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @ronmusselman8. 

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