Crawford County Woman Rescued Following Flash Flooding

A Marengo woman was rescued Wednesday evening from flash flood waters in the wake of the round of thunderstorms that rolled across our listening area.

Indiana Conservation Officers say an officer was responding to another rescue attempt of a vehicle in flood waters along Valeene Road just north of Marengo Wednesday evening when the officer saw 40-year-old Lashea Bierman of Marengo walking across the fast moving flood waters.

The officer encouraged Bierman to get out of the water, but Bierman insisted on going to check on her daughter who was the operator of the vehicle that the officer was initially trying to help.

Officers say Bierman reached waist deep water and was swept away down a branch of Whiskey Run Creek. The Marengo Volunteer Fire Department was called in after the officer had lost sight of Bierman for several minutes. Rescuers found Bierman hanging onto some bushes on the north side of the flood waters.

Bierman was eventually pulled to the other side of the flood waters safely. Bierman was treated by the Crawford County Ambulance Service and released at the scene with minor injuries.

Indiana Conservation Officers would like to remind folks to never walk or drive into flooded or fast moving water.