Woman rescued from car submerged in Baraboo River

  • Source: wisc news
  • Published: 01/21/2019 03:41 PM

A 49-year-old woman was rescued Monday morning after her vehicle left Cascade Mountain Road, broke through a sheet of ice and became submerged in the Baraboo River. Portage Fire Department Chief Clayton Simonson said he and three firefighters responded to the scene at 7:30 a.m. and attached a chain to the vehicle for Blystone’s Towing to pull the vehicle out of the river. In a press release, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said the sole occupant of the vehicle was transported to Divine Savior Hospital in Portage by ambulance and that her condition was unknown. The sheriff’s office and a Divine Savior spokeswoman said they could not provide the identify the woman in time for this story. Sheriff Roger Brandner said she is from Wisconsin but not the Portage area.


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