FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers responded to an SUV that drove into the Arkansas River near Cotopaxi in Fremont County. They say the driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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The vehicle landed on its tires, and the driver was not seriously hurt, officials said.

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River rangers say it’s fortunate the vehicle didn’t spill any liquids into the river.

(credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)

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The SUV was plucked out of the river and placed back onto U.S. 50.