2 women rescued from truck submerged in Indiana floodwaters

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) – Southwestern Indiana authorities answering a distress call rescued two women from a truck found submerged in floodwaters near the Ohio River.

Evansville Police Department spokesman Sgt. Jason Cullum says an officer responding to a 911 call spotted one of the women treading water near the truck about 10:30 a.m. CDT Wednesday.

He and a firefighter pulled her to safety using a rope.

Although suffering from hypothermia, that woman managed to tell officials someone else was in the truck. A dive team found the second woman in the truck and performed CPR on her.

Both women were taken to an Evansville hospital, but their conditions were not immediately known.

Cullum says the women’s truck was found along a flooded road blocked by a barricade and near signs warning motorists of floodwaters.