WINNIPEG — A woman was rescued from the banks of the Red River moments before she would have been swept away in its current.
Police and firefighters received a report of a woman screaming near the river in the 3400 block of Pembina Highway on Saturday night.
Crews responded at around 10:20 p.m. and were able to locate the woman with the help of the Air 1 police helicopter.
The chopper used its spotlight to illuminate the area for crews to rescue the woman before she lost her grip. Police say she was clinging to a tree branch between open water and spring ice before emergency responders arrived.
She was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.