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Jun 27, 2016 8:43 AM

Woman rescued after kayak tips over in New Hampshire river

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TILTON (AP) — Authorities say a woman was hospitalized after her kayak tipped over in the Winnipesaukee River in New Hampshire.

Rescuers arrived at the Tilton river around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Authorities say the river was low and the rocks caused her to capsize. She was unable to swim to shore.

Tilton-Northfield Fire & EMS Capt. David Hall tells WMUR-TV (http://bit.ly/28X1cS5 ) the woman clung to a branch in the water as the river carried her toward a dam.

Hall says he grabbed another kayak and paddled to her. But the woman lost her grip on the branch and floated through the dam.

He says the current eventually let up and first responders carried her to safety.

She remained hospitalized Sunday night but is expected to be OK. Authorities didn't immediately identify her.

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