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Construction Workers Rescue Woman From SUV in River



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    A woman was rescued from an SUV that somehow wound up in the Anacostia River Thursday.

    The Metropolitan Police Department and D.C. Fire and EMS received a report of a vehicle in the river near the South Capitol Street Bridge at about 2 p.m.

    Construction workers who witnessed the southbound car leave Anacostia Avenue in Anacostia Park and drive in to the river had access to a boat and immediately went to assist the woman. They broke a window with an oar, and the woman surfaced and was able to get in to the boat.

    Fire boats and rescue squads went to the scene,  and the rescued woman was evaluated and taken to an area hospital in serious condition. The vehicle sank, and dive teams are searching to make sure no one else was inside.

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    It's unclear how the SUV got into the river. The woman may have had a medical condition that caused the SUV to leave the roadway.

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