Strangers rescue woman, daughter from creek
RICE, Minn. (AP) — A couple of Good Samaritans have rescued a Minnesota woman and her 4-year-old daughter from a car wreck.
Benton County Sheriff Brad Bennett says 26-year-old Gretchen Wolbeck of Rice was driving with her daughter Tuesday when their car went off the road and into a creek, where it rolled onto its roof.
The car was in up to 3 feet of water with both mother and child still inside. But before rescue crews arrived, Wolbeck and her daughter were saved by two passers-by who used a piece of lumber to break a window.
WJON-AM (http://bit.ly/vKihgg) reports one of the rescuers is 21-year-old Craig Harden of Rice. The other person left the scene before deputies could identify him.
Both Wolbeck and her daughter were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Information from: WJON-AM, http://www.wjon.com
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