Crews work to free woman from Jefferson River


SILVER STAR, Mont. - Search and rescue teams from multiple agencies rescued a woman pinned by a canoe in the Jefferson River.

Madison County Sheriff Dave Schenk tells NBC Montana a fisherwoman's metal canoe capsized around 1:45 pm on Tuesday afternoon.

The woman became trapped between the canoe and the concrete pillar of Iron Rod Bridge, off of Highway 41 near Silver Star.

Madison County Public Information Officer Steve DiGiovanna tells us the woman was freed just before 6:00 p.m. after spending four and half hours in the river.

She was flown to a local hospital and is reportedly in good condition.

Crews closed Iron Rod bridge and part of Highway 41 during the operation.

Search and rescue crews from Madison, Gallatin and Beaverhead counties, as well as Summit Air Ambulance and Ruby Valley Ambulance participated in the rescue.

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