DNR Airboat Rescues Woman From Flood Waters West Of Retreat

Indiana Conservation Officers rescued a Crothersville woman from the roof of her vehicle Saturday evening after she drove into flood waters west of Retreat.

Teresa Hilton, 43, was safely removed from the roof of her vehicle and later transported to Schneck Memorial Hospital where she was treated for possible hypothermia.

Shortly after 4 p.m., Indiana Conservation Officers responded to County Road 400 S, north of Crothersville, where Hilton’s Chevrolet S-10 pickup had stalled in flood waters.

Though their efforts were hampered by intermittent flood waters in the area, conservation officers deployed their airboat and were able to rescue Hilton from the roof of her vehicle.

Some low lying roads have been flooded due to snow melt and recent rains.

Assisting agencies at the scene included the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Crothersville Police Department, Vernon Township Fire Department, and Jackson County EMS.