- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A woman is recovering after emergency crews rescued her from a partially overturned kayak in a rain-swollen western Pennsylvania river.

Crews in Johnstown aren’t naming the woman who was pulled from the Stonycreek River by a swift water rescue team on Sunday.

The section of river about 60 miles east of Pittsburgh is normally tranquil, but was flowing quickly due to a series of storms over the weekend.

Police say the woman’s kayak got stuck on a small island in in the river and partially capsized. She was able to cling to trees and stay above water until she was rescued.

Johnstown fire Chief Anthony Kovacic, a member of the rescue team, says the whole thing took about 90 minutes.

The woman was taken to a hospital as a precaution, but wasn’t believed to be hurt.



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