Woman rescued from the Black River by first responders Sunday evening

Published: Jul. 30, 2023 at 9:56 PM EDT
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - A woman is safe after being rescued from the Black River in Watertown Sunday.

According to a release from the Watertown Fire Department, the woman had jumped from the Pearl Street Bridge and was rescued by Watertown first responders.

The call came in just before 9 p.m. when members of the city police department witnessed a woman in the water being swept downstream.

Our reporter on scene captured video which showed flashlights from Watertown firefighters as they climbed down the north side wall of the Black River near Moulton Street. That’s there where the woman had grabbed a tree branch to stop herself from continuing downstream.

The woman was brought back upstream on a rescue boat to Factory Street Park where she was treated by ambulance personnel before being transported to Samaritan Medical Center.