Woman rescued from neck-deep swamp water - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Woman rescued from neck-deep swamp water

SPOKANE, Wash.- Right now one woman is recovering at Deaconess Medical Center after a water rescue at a truck stop near Geiger and I-90.

It happened just after 3:00 Thursday morning when fire crews received a call from someone who said they heard a woman yelling for help near the Denny's restaurant.

When fire crews arrived on scene, they found the woman about neck deep in swampy waters, unable to get out. It was not clear how long she'd been in the water.

After laying down ladders and tying themselves off, rescuers attempted an extrication of that woman. Rescuers say it was a difficult rescue process because their ladders kept sinking and the depth of the water wasn't clear.

After about twenty minutes, they were able to free her. The woman gave rescuers a relieved hug when she finally got to shore. It wasn't clear how or why she wound up in the water; rescuers said she was incoherent when they tried asking her questions. They say that's probably because she was in very cold water for a long period of time.

Her condition is not known right now, but look for advancing coverage on KHQ.com and KHQ Local News at 5 and 6.
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