Woman pulled from river after being swept downstream
The Henry County Sheriff’s Office received a call Tuesday afternoon around 1:45 stating that a woman had fallen into the Skunk River in the Oakland Mills area. According to a press release, when deputies arrived at the scene, they found three men on a log that extended into the river. The woman, 39 year-old Lori A. McIntyre of Mediapolis, who had fallen into the river, was also on the log.
According to the sheriff’s report, an off duty Henry County Sheriff’s deputy and a Mt. Pleasant police officer had been in the area and were in the process of bringing their boat to the scene to carry McIntyre to shore.
Officers learned that McIntyre had been fishing on the north shore of the Skunk River with a male companion, lost her balance and fell into the water. Two other fishermen came from across the river to help McIntyre. They, along with the male companion, were able to get the woman onto the log in the river.
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