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JANESVILLE

A Janesville woman kayaking on the Rock River with her husband was rescued after her kayak flipped and she clung to a tree branch, according to a Janesville Fire Department official.

A strong river current brought the woman closer to the shore when she flipped over, Battalion Chief Chris Lukas said Sunday night.

The woman, wearing a life vest, grabbed on to a tree branch and held on until responders could get a boat in the water, Lukas said.

The rescue call came in at 1:58 p.m. Sunday, and first responders went to the area near 1222 South River Road, Lukas said.

There were no injuries from the incident.

Lukas said everyone should pay attention to the high water levels on the river because the current is very fast.

The river is “extremely dangerous,” and he said people should avoid going on the river until the water levels come down.

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