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Woman Rescued From Poudre River After Getting Trapped In A ‘Strainer’

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(credit: Poudre Fire Authority)

(credit: Poudre Fire Authority)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – A woman was rescued from the Cache la Poudre River in Fort Collins on Sunday.

(credit: Poudre Fire Authority)

(credit: Poudre Fire Authority)

Crews rushed to Overland Trail and the Poudre River just after noon. When rescuers arrived they found the woman trapped in what’s called a “strainer,” which blocks the passage of larger objects but allows water through.

“One person from the rafting group was helping hold the female’s head above water. A rescue boat and rope-rigging system were also used as the location was down a steep embankment,” Patrick Love with Poudre Fire Authority said in a statement.

The woman had been tubing down the river with a group. She was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

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