Sarasota Police Department

SARASOTA, Fla.- Sarasota Police rescued an elderly woman who lost control of her vehicle and drove into the Hudson Bayou this afternoon.

The woman was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The crash happened near US 41 and High Point Street, in front of Sarasota High School, at about 12:30 p.m.

One lane of US 41 was closed for nearly two hours while a towing company worked to get the car out of the canal.

Click here to watch video from the scene.