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View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera Dec. 17, 2018 at 3:56 p.m.
View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera Dec. 17, 2018 at 3:56 p.m.

Woman rescued from Detroit River

A Trenton police officer rescued a woman after her car went into the Detroit River, according to officials. After the woman's car went into the river the officer found a kayak in the back of a nearby home and used it to get to the woman and get her out of the car.

Trenton officer finds kayak, uses it to rescue woman inside car sinking in Detroit River

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4 fast facts

  • A Metro Detroit woman went missing while traveling in Peru. Read more .

  • Arsonists are accused of throwing Molotov cocktails inside a Detroit store causing a fire. Learn more .

  • Sterling Heights police teamed up with businesses to help needy families this holiday season. Read more .

  • There's controversy in Huntington Woods over library's Drag Queen Story Time. Learn more .

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