NORTHWOOD, Iowa (June 13, 2013)—First responders are credited with rescuing a girl and two women from an SUV submerged in rushing floodwater Wednesday night near Northwood, Iowa, just south of the Minnesota border.
Lt. Daniel Schaffer with the Iowa State Patrol said heavy rain caused the SUV to veer off the road and into a flooded ditch.
Crews rescued the girl through the front passenger window.
Video footage showed the girl crying as a rescue crew member held her above water and carried her to higher ground.
First responders examined the girl and women on scene.
Their names were not released.
It’s not clear if they were taken to a hospital.