Emergency crews are credited with rescuing a girl and two women from an SUV in Worth County that was submerged in rushing floodwater. Crews pulled them out of the vehicle Wednesday night near Northwood, just south of the Diamond Jo Worth casino on Interstate 35.
Lt. Daniel Schaffer with the Iowa State Patrol says heavy rain caused the SUV to hydroplane off the highway and into a flooded ditch. Crews rescued the girl from the front passenger window, while the two adult passengers were placed on an air raft.
The driver of the vehicle was 27-year-old Georgina Tippetts of Waverly. Names of an older woman, thought to be Tippetts’ mother, and Tippetts’ three-year-old daughter, were not released. None of the occupants of the vehicle were injured and did not need medical attention.
By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City