Woman Rescued After Being Pinned By Canoe On The Jefferson River
Yesterday (June 25th) three Whitehall residents went canoeing on the Jefferson River. As they approached the Iron Rod Bridge (approximately ten miles north of Twin Bridges) the canoe wrapped itself around one of the bridge pillars, entrapping female Kelly Keller between the pillar and the canoe.
Two of the canoe occupants escaped and assisted in getting the trapped individual into a position where she could breath. The victim was trapped solidly in the river with the canoe wrapped around her leg, pinning her to the bridge pillar.
Keller was trapped in the water for approximately 4 1/2 hours. She was eventually extracted from the river and Summit Air Ambulance transported her to Bozeman Deaconess. It was reported that she was conscious and in good condition.