UPDATE: Friday, 12:17 p.m.

EMIGRANT - A woman was rescued from a submerged car in the Yellowstone River south of Emigrant Thursday.

Montana High Patrol wrote in a Facebook post, they responded to a rollover crash on River Road and a trooper noticed the car was flipped over with the front of it underwater. 

The woman was stuck in the car and the water was freezing.

The MHP trooper tied a rope around him and went into the water to rescue the woman, MHP wrote.

The back hatch would not open due to the powerful current -- the trooper smashed the back window with rescue equipment to get the woman out.

Responders helped the trooper and the woman back to shore and emergency services treated the woman. The trooper was treated for minor injuries at Livingston HealthCare and was later let out.

Trooper Rescues Woman from Submerged Vehicle: Yesterday morning Trooper Connor Wager responded to a rollover crash...

Posted by Montana Highway Patrol on Friday, January 15, 2021

LIVINGSTON, Mont. - Part of East River Road will be temporarily closed while crews get things cleaned up after the Park County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a car upside down in the river.

The Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened around mile marker 10 on East River Road.

Park County Sheriff’s Deputies, Montana Highway Patrol and Paradise Valley Fire helped rescue the driver who was brought to safety with no major injuries.

The cause of the accident is unknown at this time.

Just before noon the Sheriff’s Office received a call about a vehicle upside down in the river at approximately mile...

Posted by Park County Sheriff's Office, Montana on Thursday, January 14, 2021


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