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Trooper Rescues Woman From Floodwaters In Eastern Kentucky

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Posted at 6:44 AM, Jul 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-30 18:25:47-04

MANCHESTER, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky State Police trooper in eastern Kentucky is being heralded for rescuing a woman from floodwaters.

State police at London say Trooper Jarrod Smith was called to the scene in Clay County and found the woman inside the vehicle approximately 40 feet off the road in water up to its headlights.

The woman was yelling for help and unable to get out of the vehicle.

Smith, assisted by Clay County Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Garrison, tied a rope around himself and waded out into the water where he got the woman out of the vehicle and back to the road.

Police said neither Smith nor the woman was injured in the incident last Friday.

Smith is a Clay County native and a six-year veteran of state police.

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