Woman rescued from Congaree River Friday afternoon

A woman was rescued from the Congaree River near the Blossom Street Bridge, Friday afternoon. She transported to a local hospital.

The rescue was a combined effort between the Cayce Department of Public Safety, the City of Columbia Police and Fire Departments and the City of West Columbia Police and Fire Departments.

The Cayce Department of Public Safety and the City of Columbia deployed their Swift Water Rescue Units during the rescue efforts. (West Columbia Fire Department photo)