Helicopter pulls car from Rogue River

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Associated Press

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 10:02 AM

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. (AP) — A car submerged nearly two years in the Rogue River in Southern Oregon has been removed by a helicopter.

A woman trying to commit suicide drove the car into the river at Valley of the Rogue State Park in Rogue River in March 2011. She changed her mind when the car began to sink and was rescued.

The Mail Tribune (http://bit.ly/Pw4YwA ) reported that a heavy-lift helicopter paid for by the woman's insurance company extracted the 2010 Subaru Tuesday, using a 400-foot cable.

The removal was complicated by high water in the spring of 2011, disagreement over the best way to remove the car and the availability of the helicopter.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/

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