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Woman rescued from chilly Red River

MOORHEAD, Minn -- Moorhead firefighters rescued a woman standing in waist-deep Red River water the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 4.

A man walking his dog along the bike path near 100 Third St. N. heard the woman, described as possibly in her 60s, crying for help, said Capt. Eric Berg of the Moorhead Fire Department.

Five firefighters, including one in a water suit, pulled the woman to shore, Berg said. It’s believed the woman had been in the water for about 15 minutes. She had been clinging to a tree branch.

“She was complaining of being cold and shivering,” Berg said. “When you’re in water, it doesn’t take long for hypothermia to set in.”

The water was frigid, with the air temperature just above freezing.

Police are trying to determine how the woman got in the water, he said. The woman was taken to a hospital. “We haven’t gotten any updates” on her condition, Berg said.

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