Rescue crews are trying to pull a vehicle from the Little Miami River in Turtlecreek Township. (FOX19/Mike Woeste)
Aerial footage shows the white sedan floating in the river (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Wayne Cross)
The car can be spotted in the river on the top of the photo (Photo provided)
OREGONIA, OH (FOX19) -
A woman has died after being pulled from a vehicle in the Little Miami River Wednesday.
Officials say the woman was unresponsive as she was being extricated from the vehicle.
The victim was identified as 72-year-old Joyce Cain, of Morrow. Police say she was flown to Miami Valley Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
Ohio State Highway Patrol say that they received a phone call at around 10 a.m. for a report of a vehicle floating down the Little Miami River in the area of Wilmington Road and Cold Springs Road in Turtlecreek Township, Warren County.
A male resident who lives nearby thought he was seeing things at first when he spotted the car in the water, but he still called 911.
"I seen a car going down the middle of the river. It looked like the windshield wipers were on," he told a dispatcher. "I used binoculars and looked at it. It should be underneath the Jeremiah by now," said local resident Tom Coble.
Officials say Lebanon Post troopers responded to the area and located a white sedan in the middle of the river, south of Wilmington Road. The current kept troopers from entering the river.
The Warren County Technical Water Rescue team was deployed and successfully extricated the driver from the vehicle, officials said. Due to the river conditions, the vehicle was not recovered and officials will attempt to recover the vehicle when river conditions improve.
Preliminary investigation revealed the vehicle entered the river from a parking area along the side of Cold Springs Road.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation.