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Thursday June 25th, 2015

Posted at 4:48pm

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Windsor police rescued a person in the Detroit River Tuesday evening.

Police say that around 7:30 pm they were called to the waterfront in the area of Riverside Drive West and Mckay Avenue after they received information that a male had jumped into the Detroit River.

Officers attended the area and found a 55-year-old male in the water approximately 30 feet from the shore.

Nearby citizens utilized the floating life ring but the male made no attempt to swim to it and it floated away.

The male was being pulled west at a moderate rate because of the strong current. Fearing that the male was going to drown an officer swam out to the male with another ring while other officers held the rope. At this time a personal water craft jet ski had attended the area to assist in the rescue. A female jumped off the jet ski and tried to render assistance and keep the male afloat. The Officer was able to grab hold of him and the ring and get pulled to shore by other officers with the rope.

The male was then transported to hospital for assessment.

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