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Driver rescued from swollen creek in Decatur
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DECATUR, Ga. – Firefighters in DeKalb County rescued a woman after her car overturned in a swollen creek Wednesday morning.

According to DeKalb Fire Capt. Eric Jackson, crews responded to the intersection of Snapfinger Road and Snapfinger Circle in Decatur around 8 a.m. after reports that a car had entered a creek swollen from rain.

The woman had somehow gotten out of the car and was on a creek bed about 150 yards away. She was hanging on to the side of the bank.

One firefighter stopped at the vehicle to check and see if anyone was in it.  Another  went down stream to see if anyone had floated from the car.

The rescuers found the woman, put her in a basket and pulled her out.

It’s not clear what caused her to leave the road.  She was taken to a hospital and was said to be OK. Her identity has not been released.

 


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