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Flooding leaves two motorists stranded

On 6-26-11, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call of a motorist that had been washed off the highway due to flooding.  The caller was located at 190thStreet and L22 east of Remsen.  Once on scene, the Plymouth County deputies located two vehicles with one occupant in each vehicle.  Both drivers were on top of their vehicles and uninjured.  One of the vehicles was stalled on the highway, and the other had been washed off the roadway approximately 50 yards into a field. The only part of the vehicle visible was the roof of the car in the field.  Due to the high water, the drivers could not be reached. 

The Plymouth County Rescue and Recovery Dive Team was activated and responded to the scene.  With specialized equipment, the dive team was able to enter the water and rescue both drivers.  The dive team was assisted by the Remsen Fire Department and Remsen Ambulance. 

Driver information:

Vehicle #1:   2005 Chevrolet Malibu registered to and driven by Laura Mayer, age 21, of Marcus, IA.

Vehicle #2:  1995 Chevrolet Lumina registered to and driven by Nathan Markworth of Vermillion, SD. 

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