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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
River Rescue: C18-75515
On April 14, 2018, at approximately 10:20 p.m., Winnipeg Police received a report from the 3400 block of Pembina Hwy. of a woman screaming for help coming from the banks of the Red River.
Responding officers were able to determine the yelling was likely from a person in the river at the opposite bank. Air1 was directed to the area and was able to locate a woman in the river holding on to a tree branch between open water and spring ice.
Air1 was able to direct Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Water Rescue to the area and with the help of Air1's Night Sun they were able to rescue the woman before she lost her grip.
The woman was taken to a hospital for a precautionary assessment.
For further information contact either: Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs