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Woman wakes up to find home surrounded by water after river rises

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A 74-year-old woman in Colleton County woke up Tuesday morning to find her home surrounded by water. 

Officials with the Colleton County Sheriff's Office say they received a call from a woman on Mendel Court in Round O who said she was not able to get out of her home because the nearby Edisto River had risen overnight. 

Crews from the sheriff's office marine unit responded to the area with a watercraft.

Sgt. Kyle Strickland with the sheriff's office says crews were able to rescue the woman within an hour and a half after the call was made. 

The woman told rescuers that she would be staying with relatives until the water level dropped.  

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