BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — A Jeep ended up in the Potomac River and its owner went to the hospital Sunday.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputy Burkholder was dispatched around 2:15 in the morning Sunday to the area of Maryland Lane and Risinger Road.

A caller, later identified as Jeremy Nipper, told dispatch his Jeep Wrangler had gone over the edge of the road and into the water.

Fire, EMS, and Deputy Burkholder staged near the railroad crossing on Maryland Lane and used ATVs to search along the tracks for Nipper and his vehicle.

CSX halted train movement in the area and a track inspector aided in the search.

Mr. Nipper’s phone was pinged in an effort to find his location.

Once Nipper was located, he was transported to War Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Deputy Burkholder learned there had been a female with Nipper, but he could only tell the deputy her first name.
She was at home and in good condition.

The fire Department was able to locate the vehicle resting on its top in the river about 30 feet down a bank.

The vehicle was not retrieved because of its location. Sheriff Bohrer said it will likely take a crane to access it.

The incident is still under investigation and no charges have been filed.