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Updated: 02/20/2014 11:40:36AM

Man rescues Venice woman in wheelchair from canal

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PHOTO PROVIDED BY ABC-7
This is where North Porter Larry Tombaugh saved Dottie Bone, who had accidentally driven her motorized wheelchair into the canal at Harbor Lights manufactured home park in Venice.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY ABC-7
This is where North Porter Larry Tombaugh saved Dottie Bone, who had accidentally driven her motorized wheelchair into the canal at Harbor Lights manufactured home park in Venice.

By TODD DUNN

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It was a quiet afternoon in the Harbor Lights manufactured home park on Feb. 10. Larry Tombaugh from North Port was relaxing on the dock of a home he was house-sitting for when he heard an elderly woman screaming for help.

“I heard a loud — I guess, I presume it was a scream — and then I heard the crash and then there was a lady calling for help,” Tombaugh said, recounting the incident.

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