Evanston firefighters rescue woman from rocks
Updated: December 16, 2012 6:13AM
EVANSTON — An Evanston Fire Department water rescue team rescued a woman who had fallen into the water Thursday morning at the Church Street boat ramp and was stuck between some rocks, officials said.
The woman, said to be in her 30s, was walking along the rocks when she fell into the water around 7:10 a.m. Thursday, Evanston Fire Chief Greg Klaiber said.
“She was wedged in and caught in the water between some rocks on the north end of the breakwall,’’ he said. “Some witnesses walking their dogs saw her struggling and called 911.”
Firefighters deployed their personal water craft, which had been taken out of the water for the season and stored at Fire Station No. 1, Klaiber said.
The department’s water rescue team was able to extricate the woman from the sub 50-degree water. She was transported to St. Francis Hospital, exhibiting symptoms of hypothermia, Klaiber said.