Divers and Swift Water Rescue Pull Woman from the Arkansas River After Accident

Image courtesy of Steve Chapman.

Divers working with a swift water rescue team helped pull a Canon City woman out of her vehicle after it went off the road, down a 50-foot embankment, and crashed in the Arkansas River.   

The wreck happened yesterday morning along Highway 50 near Canon City. Another driver called 911 after seeing the vehicle swerve off the road from her rearview mirror.   

According to the Colorado State Patrol, a female passenger was standing on the opposite side of the river when emergency crews arrived. The 58-year-old driver was injured in the crash.   

The highway was closed for about an hour to allow a towing company to remove the vehicle from the water.   

Image courtesy of Steve Chapman.
Dan R