Water had come up to his chest in his vehicle.

Emergency crews rescued a 78-year-old man after his vehicle crashed into water in North Dakota on Thursday, authorities said.

Stutsman County authorities were called around 9:30 a.m. Thursday after the man's vehicle plunged into water on a county road south of Cleveland, North Dakota. 

Sheriff's Maj. Justin Falk said the water had come up to the man's chest, but first responders were able to free him from the vehicle. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital. 

NewsDakota.com reports Falk said conditions at the time were a factor in the crash. Authorities continue to investigate the crash.