A driver whose car slid part way down a Saugatuck River embankment Thursday afternoon was rescued by Westport emergency personnel while the vehicle teetered precariously above the river near Ford Road, according to Assistant Fire Chief Andrew Kingsbury.

Fire and police personnel dispatched to the scene about 3 p.m. found a late-model sedan down the embankment and the driver was still inside. The driver, who was not identified by fire officials, complained of dizziness caused by an existing medical condition.

The driver was removed from the car safely and treated by a Westport EMS crew.

A small oil leak was diked by firefighters until the vehicle was pulled off the river bank. The state Department of Environmental Protection was alerted about the incident.

The scene was cleared by 3:41 p.m. Engine 6 from the Coleytown Station along with Rescue 3, Engine 2 and the Shift Commander from fire headquarters responded to the scene.