WAHPETON, N.D. — Richland County Communications received a 911 call at 4:42 p.m. Thursday, April 4, reporting a car in a water-filled ditch just north of County Road 8 on County Road 81.

The area is south of Abercrombie and east of Galchutt. Abercrombie is 33 miles south of Fargo.

Abercrombie Fire and Rescue, along with the Richland County water rescue team and Richland County Sheriff’s Office, were dispatched to the scene.

Water rescue was able to reach the male driver of the vehicle, 43-year-old Slavisa Obucina, West Fargo, using a water rescue boat and other specialized cold weather water rescue gear.

Obucina was not injured and refused medical attention. There was no damage to the vehicle.

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Obucina was cited for care required at the scene.