Sun. 11:10 p.m.: Safety crews rescue woman from water
WARREN — How a woman ended up in the Mahoning River late Saturday night is being investigated by local safety forces.
Warren city police and fire crews were dispatched at 10:25 p.m. Saturday to the 290 block of West Market Street near the Reeves Apartments building after residents heard a person calling for help from the Mahoning River, according to 911 reports. The woman yelled that she couldn’t swim.
Safety crews arrived at the South Street side of the river and saw a woman flowing south under the bridge, with the water moving very fast in the river, the report states.
Reports indicate crews were able to get down an embankment and pulled the woman out of the water on the east side of the river near the Trinity Baptist Church. Rescue crews used a long stretch of rope to pull the woman to the shore and then firefighters carried her to the road.
The woman was taken to Trumbull Regional Medical Center to be treated for hypothermia, officials said. The water temperature was about 35 degrees.
Police interviewed several witnesses, but fire and police officials Sunday did not provide further information on the woman or how she ended up in the water. The woman’s name was not being released and her condition is not available.
Reports indicate a police officer also went to the hospital to be checked for exposure for hypothermia.