Janesville woman rescued from Rock River after kayak flipped

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JANESVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) – A Janesville woman was kayaking on Rock River with her husband when she had to be rescued Sunday afternoon.

According to Janesville Fire Department, Batalion Chief Ryan Murphy, a strong current swept the woman away, pushing her kayak against a tree causing it to flip.

The report said “she was hanging onto a fallen tree in the moving water. She had a life vest on, but told responding officials that she was getting tired holding on to the tree.”

The Janesville Fire Department used their inflatable boat and were able to get close enough to the woman, still hanging on to the tree, and pull her into the boat.

Authorities said the Rock River is not safe for recreational actives and people should avoid going into the river until the water levels go down. To monitor water levels in the area, click here.