Water Rescue On Airport Road

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The big rain Monday morning led to a woman being rescued from her vehicle.

The minivan had water over its headlights on Airport Road, just east of Dudleyville Road, south of Greenville.

Greenville Fire Protection District firefighters were sent to the scene at 8:08 a.m.

Fire Chief Dennis Wise said the driver, who called 9-1-1, was the only occupant of the vehicle. She was on top of the vehicle when firemen arrived.

Courtesy of the Greenville Fire Protection District
Courtesy of the Greenville Fire Protection District
Courtesy of the Greenville Fire Protection District

They used a boat to reach the van, put a life jacket on the woman and got her out of the flood waters. Bond County Emergency Medical Service ambulance EMTs were also at the scene and checked the driver.

The fire department was at the scene about 40 minutes.

Greenville Police received a couple of other calls about vehicles submerged in flood waters in Bond County. No rescues were required.

A small mudslide was reported along Illinois Rt. 140, just east of the Mill Hill intersection. An officer said mud, three to four feet wide, was near the outside white line of the highway. The Illinois Department of Transportation was called to check the scene.

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