Woman OK after car plunges into Blackstone River

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BLACKSTONE, Mass. (WPRI) — A woman and her cat were able to escape her car after it plunged into the Blackstone River Saturday morning.

According to Blackstone Fire Chief Michael Sweeney, the woman, who is in her 60’s, was taken to the hospital to be treated for cuts on her hand.

Sweeney said the woman had just picked up her cat from the groomer at the time of the incident. An eyewitness saw the whole incident and jumped into the water to help, Sweeney said.

The woman was able to climb out of the passenger window with the cat, which was in a carrier, just before the car sank into the water.

Crews eventually pulled her from the water and rowed her downstream to an ambulance.

It took divers several hours to find the car and pull it out of the water.

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