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First responders rescue woman trapped in St. Marys River

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WPTA21) – First responders rescued a woman trapped in the St. Marys River Sunday. Police received the call around 4:30 on a 33-year-old woman who’d fallen into the river in Allen County.

Police tell ABC21 she was walking her two dogs when one of them got stuck in the river. She then tried to save her dog, but ended up falling waist deep into the water herself, unable to get out.

The victim’s mother called 911 from a nearby house. Officers estimate the victim had been in the water for almost 20 minutes by the time police were notified. Police say a neighbor let them use their 4×4 truck to get to the victim, who had drifted about a half mile downstream. She was rescued and taken to a local hospital.

“She was able to walk to the ambulance,” said a first responder on scene. “She was first listed in serious condition, but was upgraded to minor injuries. It will be investigated further by the DNR.”

Police tell us the dogs are fine.

Luke Secaur

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