Stone County woman rescued from roof of vehicle in swollen creek

A Stone County woman was rescued from the roof of her vehicle Thursday morning, after she attempted to cross the slab at Long Creek in Landis in Searcy County.

Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell says the unidentified woman was traveling through the area, attempted to cross the slab and was quickly swept up in the creek’s swollen water.

Sheriff Cassell says the driver made it to the roof of her car, where she waited patiently for members of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission swift water rescue team to retrieve her. The driver of the vehicle was uninjured and was driven back to her residence in Stone County by Sheriff Cassell.

Cassell reminds those who encounter this type of situation to turn around and not attempt to drive through the elevated water levels.

In addition to Game and Fish, Searcy County Sheriff’s officers, Marshall and Landis fire departments and North Arkansas Regional Medical Center ambulance personnel responded to the rescue.

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