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Woman pulled from river in Paducah, crews continue looking for submerged car

Published: Sep. 13, 2021 at 11:55 AM CDT
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PADUCAH, Ky. (KFVS) - Multiple agencies responded to the Paducah riverfront early on Monday morning, September 13 after a car went into the Ohio River.

Paducah police say at around 2:48 a.m. a man walking near the foot of Broadway said he heard a vehicle accelerating and saw a car go airborne from the floodwall opening on Kentucky Avenue. The car went into the river as the man was calling 911.

Police say the car was sinking into the river when they arrived.

A nearby barge company launched a small boat and pulled a woman from the water.

Police said the woman was taken to an area hospital for medical attention and a mental health evaluation.

According to police, they do not believe anyone else was in the vehicle when it went into the river.

Paducah firefighters and Paducah/McCracken County Emergency Services volunteers remained at the scene at noon on Monday to try and find the submerged vehicle.

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