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Lexington couple saves drowning woman

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Lexington couple jumped into action to save a drowning woman's life on Friday morning.

It happened around 7:00 a.m. off Dabney Drive near Mapleleaf Drive.

A couple heard someone screaming and looked out to see a woman struggling in a swollen creek.

They rushed to help the woman pulled her out of the water and started CPR.

"We had to try to pull her out together, as she was all tangled up. There's a tree what kind of hangs down. Her eyes were open and she wasn't breathing when we pulled her out.," Embry Howell said.

Lexington fire officials said the couple's quick thinking made all the difference in saving the woman's life.

"They went above and beyond what most people do. They heard, they saw, and they took care of what needed to be done," said Lexington Fire Major Todd Samuelson.

The woman, who has not been identified, was rushed to the hospital to get checked out and is expected to recover.


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