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Woman Air Rescued From River Near Bridgeport

Another river rescue to report over the past weekend in Nevada County. Penn Valley Fire Captain John Pitts says it occurred on the South Yuba River, Saturday afternoon, about a mile upstream from the Bridgeport covered bridge and involved a woman on an inflatable raft…

click to listen to Capt Pitts

Pitts says it was a possible broken leg for the woman and she managed to get onto a rock in the middle of the river, where she was hoisted into a CHP helcopter and transported to the hospital. He says although river conditions are now better…

click to listen to Capt Pitts

The name and other details regarding the woman were not released.

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