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Trucker pulled from rig in lake

Broadalbin man escapes death

Trucker Michael J. Rodriguez, 40, of Broadalbin is recovering after being rescued from an overturned rig partially submerged in Eagle Lake, just west of Ticonderoga. (Courtesy of the Ticonderoga Fire Department)
Trucker Michael J. Rodriguez, 40, of Broadalbin is recovering after being rescued from an overturned rig partially submerged in Eagle Lake, just west of Ticonderoga. (Courtesy of the Ticonderoga Fire Department)
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A Broadalbin man narrowly escaped death Tuesday morning when his fully laden tractor-trailer plunged into a lake about 10 miles outside of Ticonderoga, trapping him underwater inside a crushed cab with only a small pocket of air to breathe. Michael J. Rodriguez, 40, a trucker with Logistics One, lost control of his 80,000-pound, 18-wheel rig while hauling paper products on Route 74 around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. Rescuers pulled Rodriguez cold, wet and suffering from mild ...

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