YREKA, Siskiyou County (CBS SF / AP) — Officials in far Northern California say a man survived for hours trapped in his upside-down car after it plunged into a frigid river.

California Highway Patrol in Yreka says 28-year-old Michael Finn breathed from a pocket of air inside his vehicle until he was rescued Wednesday five hours after his car skidded off State Route 96 into the Klamath River in Siskiyou County.

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The office says that a Siskiyou County Sheriff’s dive team and a tow truck pulled the car from the water.

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Rescuers on the scene after a car plunged into the Klamath River in Siskiyou County on December 12, 2018. (CHP Yreka / Facebook)

Rescuers on the scene after a car plunged into the Klamath River in Siskiyou County on December 12, 2018. (CHP Yreka / Facebook)

Authorities say Finn was transported by ambulance to a hospital to be treated for exposure.

The CHP is urging motorists to slow down when roads are icy.

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