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Conservation Officers Save Driver From Flood Waters
Updated February 24, 2014 7:01 AM
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(CROTHERSVILLE) - Indiana Conservation Officers rescued a Crothersville woman from the roof of her vehicle Saturday afternoon after she drove through flood waters on County Road 400 South, just outside of Crothersville.

43-year-old Teresa Hilton was safely removed from the roof of her vehicle and later taken to Schneck Memorial Hospital where she was treated for possible hypothermia. Officers found Hilton's Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck had stalled in the flood waters.

Though their efforts were hampered by flood waters in the area, conservation officers used an airboat and were able to rescue Hilton from the roof of her truck.

Assisting agencies at the scene included the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Crothersville Police Department, Vernon Township Fire Department, and Jackson County EMS. Indiana Conservation Officers strongly encourage motorists to avoid driving through standing or flowing high water.

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