Woman rescued from Fox River near McHenry County dam

The 21-year-old was kayaking when a current swept her into partially submerged trees, officials said.

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Authorities pulled a woman from the Fox River June 13, 2020, near the McHenry County Dam.

Authorities pulled a woman from the Fox River June 13, 2020, near the McHenry County dam.

McHenry County sheriff’s office

A woman was rescued from the Fox River after capsizing her kayak Saturday near the McHenry County dam.

Authorities responded at 8:36 p.m. and found the 21-year-old holding on to a tree in the middle of the river just south of the dam, the McHenry County sheriff’s office said in a statement. Crews threw a life ring and pulled her to safety.

The woman was kayaking across the river when she came across a strong current that swept her into partially submerged trees, causing the kayak to capsize, the sheriff’s office said.

She wasn’t wearing a life vest but stayed afloat by clinging onto the trees, the sheriff’s office said. 

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