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Update: Fayette County crews rescue woman in tubing accident

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Update: An Eastern Iowa woman is rescued after finding herself stranded on the river.

The rescue happening on the Turkey River, north of Hawkeye, Friday afternoon.

The woman stranded near a bridge over the river on W14 road, north of Sunset Road in Fayette County. 

The woman, 51-year-old Teresa Dane of Sumner, was enjoying a day tubing on the river when she became stuck in this pile of trees and debris caught by a supporting pillar of a bridge.

Dane crawling out of the current and onto a large tree trunk, but unable to make it to land.

Two other tubes caught with Dane's tube belonged to friends who were able to make it to shore.

But in order to call for help, the friends had to hike to higher ground to get cell service.

The Fayette County Sheriffs Department, Tri-State Ambulance and Hawkeye Volunteer Fire and Rescue responded to the call.

The firefighters used two ladders tied together and stretched across the water to reach Dane.

Several firefighters stood in the river to hold the ladder steady as Dane crawled across the water to safety.

It took emergency crews 30 minutes to get Dane to safety.

Dane had only minor bruises and scratches from the incident.


One person was rescued after getting stuck tubing in the river near Gouldsburg Park in Fayette County. 

According to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, one woman was sitting on a log that was wedged against a bridge just north of Sunset Road.

Hawkeye Fire and Rescue rescued Teresa Marie Dane, 51, of Sumner, from the river. Dane does not have any injuries. 

Tri-State Ambulance was also on scene.

Stay with KWWL as this story develops. 

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