Woman rescued from Root River in Fillmore County

(ABC 6 News) — Authorities said the woman was hanging onto a tree after she crashed her kayak Wednesday afternoon.

It happened around 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11 east of Whalen.

According to Fillmore County Sheriff John DeGeorge, the woman’s kayak came in contact with a tree in the water. The woman held onto that tree until crews were able to reach her.

The Lanesboro Fire Department brought the woman to shore safely.

Preston Area Ambulance, the Preston Police Department, and the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office also responded.