2 people rescued in Elkader after vehicle plunges into river

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Elkader, Iowa (AP) – Two people have been rescued after their vehicle ran into the Turkey River.

Authorities were called to the scene in Elkader around 2 p.m. Wednesday. Witnesses say the pickup truck was submerged on its side, trapping a man inside and a woman atop the other side, out of the water.

Firefighters using boats reached and rescued both people, and they were taken to a hospital.

Their names, the cause of the accident and other details haven’t been released.

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