LIMERICK TWP., Pa. - An SUV crashed into a frozen pond at a Limerick Township golf course and stayed there for hours before anyone noticed.

It happened early Sunday morning at Raven's Claw Golf Club in Limerick Township, Montgomery County.

Officials believe the car crashed into the pond around 5 a.m. 

It wasn't until around 11 a.m. that someone saw it, police report. 

Emergency crews rushed to the scene and freed the driver. He was taken to the hospital.

The fire chief says the driver was not very responsive to conversation because hypothermia may have set in.

Officials say the driver came into the course from Penn Road and it appears he got lost.

The driver ended up on a golf cart path and ultimately into the pond.

"It looked like he was on top of the water for approximately 250 feet from the embankment," said Deputy Fire Chief Glen Russell. "He was on the water for sometime and ended up going in the ice. He tried driving out of the ice and ended up getting 10-15 feet short of the embankment to come out."

After the driver was freed, crews used a chainsaw to cut ice around the car and used chains to tow it out of the pond.

Officials are still investigating what exactly led to the crash.

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