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UPDATED: Woman in Intensive Care After Rescue on Detroit River

Monday January 23rd, 2012, 3:15pm


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UPDATE:  Tuesday January 24th 10am:

The 57-year-old woman pulled from the Detroit River in the area of Chewitt Park Monday was pronounced dead at 6pm  Monday, January 23, 2012 at Hotel Dieu Hospital.  The woman’s identity is not being released however, prior to her death, she resided in Cambridge, Ontario and was in Windsor visiting family members.


A 57-year-old woman is in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit at Hotel Dieu Hospital after being pulled from the Detroit River earlier this morning.

Just after 10am, a jogger on the riverfront trail noticed a woman in the Detroit River at the foot of Sunset Avenue on the city’s west side. The jogger phoned 911 and emergency response personnel including Windsor Police, Fire and Ambulance responded to the area.

University of Windsor Campus Police Officers responded and attempted to throw the woman an emergency flotation life ring however the woman was too far from shore.

The Canadian Coast Guard also responded and they were able to extricate the woman from the frigid water in the area of Chewitt Park. The woman had “no vital signs” present upon being removed from the water however she was revived by paramedics and transported to hospital where she currently remains.

The identity of the woman is not being released at this time.

You can view a video of the rescue here.

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