15 Jul 2012

Woman trapped in river rescued

6:58 pm on 15 July 2012

A woman who was trapped in her car in the Akatarawa river near Upper Hutt has been rescued.

Police say a fire truck, which was driven into the swollen river to reach her, was almost swept away by the flow.

The woman's dog remains trapped in the car as it was too scared to be pulled out safely.

The woman was not hurt and itis not yet known how her car ended up in the river.