Illinois Woman Rescued After Being Stuck in Mud
White County officials have rescued a woman who spent more than a day trapped in mud near the Little Wabash River.
The White County Sheriff's Department said Monday it found 39-year-old Amy Chitwood of Carmi stuck near the river after responding to a call from a fisherman. He contacted police Sunday about what he thought was a dead body on the river bank.
Responders found Chitwood thigh-deep in mud. She had injured her hip and couldn't free herself, but she was conscious and alert.
EMT Adam Allen tells WSIL-TV it took crews about half an hour to free her.
Chitwood was treated at an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.