Woman trapped/freezing in C.Bluffs sewer ditch rescued Sunday afternoon


February 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A woman who was found freezing and seriously injured over the weekend in Council Bluffs, spent at least 24-hours in a sewer ditch before being rescued. The unidentified woman told officers with the Council Bluffs Police Department she’d been walking along a retaining wall Saturday, and accidentally fell into the sewer opening near 515 North 6th Street. She was found at around 4:45-p.m. Sunday, by two men. She was said to have been naked, from the waist down. Authorities said she had been apparently been suffering from hypothermia after having spent Saturday night outside in sub-zero air temperatures. Paramedics took the woman to a Council Bluffs hospital, where she was reported to be in critical condition. The case remains under investigation.