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Pregnant woman, toddler rescued from car by snowmobile

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Courtesy: University of Iowa Police Courtesy: University of Iowa Police
JOHNSON COUNTY (KWWL) - A pregnant woman and her two-year-old child are safe after being rescued in the snow -- and the officers who rescued them had to use a snowmobile to get them to safety.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office said a pregnant woman due to have a baby just days from the incident got stuck on 540th Street east of Sand Road near Hills around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The snow was one to two feet deep. The woman told 911 that they were trying to reach the animal shelter.

She called for help, but the two people who went to get her out also got stuck.

The sheriff's office first sent out a squad car, but then realized it wouldn't be able to get through, so it used a snowmobile to rescue them.

By about 8 p.m., they were on their way to a home in Iowa City.

No one was hurt.

The University of Iowa Police Department tweeted a photo, calling it the first ever snowmobile rescue "selfie" out of Johnson County. 

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