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Woman Pulled To Safety After Heroic Rescue On Saluda River

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A woman was pulled to safety after a heroic rescue on the Saluda River. Photo by David Rogers A woman was pulled to safety after a heroic rescue on the Saluda River. Photo by David Rogers
A woman was pulled to safety after a heroic rescue on the Saluda River. Photo by David Rogers A woman was pulled to safety after a heroic rescue on the Saluda River. Photo by David Rogers
A woman was pulled to safety after a heroic rescue on the Saluda River. Photo by David Rogers A woman was pulled to safety after a heroic rescue on the Saluda River. Photo by David Rogers
Two Anderson County Sheriff's deputies and a West Pelzer Firefighter rescued a woman from the Saluda River. Photo by David Rogers Two Anderson County Sheriff's deputies and a West Pelzer Firefighter rescued a woman from the Saluda River. Photo by David Rogers
PIEDMONT, SC -

A woman was pulled to safety after a heroic rescue on the Saluda River.

Captain Garland Major of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said that shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday, sheriff's deputies responded to Osteen Hill Road and Effie Drive after receiving a call about a woman stranded in the Saluda River. When they arrived, they found 25-year-old Kari Paige Woody, of Williamston, clinging to a tree limb and unable to move in the water.

According to Major, Woody, who cannot swim, attempted to cross the river on a tree limb and became stranded. She cried for help and a man in the area, James Crawley, heard her screams and called 911. Crawley managed to direct deputies to the area where Woody was stuck and they found her about 15 feet from the shoreline.

Two deputies, Blake Vaughn and Ronald Wood, removed their gun belts, jumped into the water and used another tree limb to pull Woody to the shore. She was transported from the heavily wooded area to a waiting ambulance where she received medical treatment.

Stay tuned to 7 On Your Side and WSPA.com for the latest on this developing story.   

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