An Allegan County Dive Team member and a Martin firefighter saved the life of a 68-year-old Plainwell woman by pulling her from Gun River after her SUV went into the river Thursday.
An Allegan County Sheriff’s Office news release reports deputies were dispatched at 9:52 p.m. to a vehicle submerged in the water at 2nd Street, south of 116th Avenue in Martin Township.
Deputies, a Michigan State Police Trooper, and the Martin Fire Department responded to find a SUV almost completely submerged in the river after what appeared to be a single vehicle roll over crash.
The unidentified woman was seen floating with the current of the river and struggling to stay afloat. After attempts were made with ropes to help retrieve her, rescuers went into the river and pulled her to safety.
She was transported to a Kalamazoo area hospital and is listed in serious but stable condition. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor to the crash, officials said.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by Allegan County Dive Team, Martin Fire Department, Wayland EMS, and Michigan State Police.