Flood 2016

Woman rescued from Cedar River

Woman spotted in the water around 1:30 p.m.

A police car is parked inside the flood evacuation zone on 3rd Ave SW in Cedar Rapids on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (Adam Wesley/The Gazette)
A police car is parked inside the flood evacuation zone on 3rd Ave SW in Cedar Rapids on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (Adam Wesley/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids authorities rescued a woman from the Cedar River Monday afternoon.

Public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said firefighters responded to the area of Edgewood Boulevard and Ellis Road around 1:30 p.m. after a couple of witnesses reported seeing a woman about waist deep in the flooded Cedar River before losing sight of her.

Buelow said a fire rescue boat was deployed and firefighters searched for the woman in an area with several trees just south of the Edgewood Road bridge. The woman was located in a tree, Buelow said.

Buelow said the woman the woman was rescued and was back on shore at 3:17 p.m. She was taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation, he said.

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