CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (WHDH) - A driver was rescued by a passing Northeastern University crew boat Monday night after their car veered off a bridge in Cambridge.

Emergency crews responded to the Weeks Bridge near DeWolfe Street and Memorial Drive around 7:40 p.m. for reports of a car in the Charles River, according to posts on the police and fire departments’ Twitter accounts.

According to a post on the university’s men’s rowing team Twitter account, an assistant coach and a volunteer assistant coach were responsible for bringing the driver to safety.

The driver is said to be OK.

“It was frightening. You know, I’m thinking to myself, “Is the person driving it OK?’ A woman and her child had just walked by. So we’re talking a matter of 5 seconds between that car going, whatever- going between 30, 40 mph right by,” said Mark McDermot who was jogging on the nearby bike path when the car swerved.

The car was successfully lifted out of the river by 10 p.m.

State police also responded to the scene to assist.

There has been no word on what may have caused the crash.

No further details were released.

This is a developing news story. Stay with 7NEWS for updates online and on-air.

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