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Green Cove Springs detective uses sledgehammer to force entry in home, saves 93-year-old man's life

Police said the man had not been seen since Monday.
Credit: Green Cove Springs Police

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. — A determined detective and a sledgehammer saved an elderly man's life in Green Cove Springs Wednesday.

The Green Cove Springs Police Department responded to a home and Detective Vineyard had to use a sledgehammer to make forced entry through the garage.

After making her way inside, she found the 93-year-old man on the floor. The man had not been seen since Monday, police said.

The elderly man was transported to the hospital for treatment.