Fire department rescues tubers stranded on island in Huron River
Photo courtesy of Andrew Jameson
A young woman who was tubing on the Huron River needed to be rescued from an island near Delhi Bridge Wednesday evening, officials said.
Scio Township Fire Chief Carl Ferch said the woman and others in a group were drifting down the river on tubes when she ran into some trouble near the bridge, located between Huron River Drive and Railroad Street.
"They lost their tubes," he said. "The river gets pretty nasty there right by the bridge."
The woman suffered a minor injury and was stranded on an island, unable to get to the mainland about 75 feet away.
Ferch said the Ann Arbor Township Fire Department sent a ladder truck to the scene and parked it on the bridge. Crews extended the ladder down to the island and walked the woman and a man who was trying to help her over the water to safety.
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