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posted: 9/3/2014 1:01 AM

Illinois woman rescued after day stuck in mud

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CARMI -- White County officials have rescued a woman who spent more than a day trapped in mud near the Little Wabash River.

The White County Sheriff's Department said Monday it found 39-year-old Amy Chitwood of Carmi stuck near the river after responding to a call from a fisherman. He contacted police Sunday about what he thought was a dead body on the river bank.

Responders found Chittwood thigh-deep in mud. She had injured her hip and couldn't free herself, but she was conscious and alert.

EMT Adam Allen tells WSIL-TV it took crews about half an hour to free her.

Chittwood was treated at an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

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