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  • 14 February 2013, 11:08

Dozy driver still asleep after plunge

River plunge /Europics

A Swiss driver who plunged into a stream when he nodded off at the wheel was still asleep when rescuers pulled him out.

Manfred Hofer, 49, from Willisau, told police the last thing he could remember was feeling drowsy at the wheel.

Investigators believe he was fast asleep as the car veered off the road, down an embankment and into the stream.

"He says he wasn't aware of anything else until he was woken by the rescue team," said a police spokesman.

"They thought he'd been unconscious but in fact he'd just been sleeping very heavily."

Paramedics say Mr Hofer is recovering from fractures in hospital.