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Fargo firefighters pull woman from Red River for second time

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Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

FARGO – A woman who police say was rescued from the Red River May 25 was taken to the hospital early today after Fargo firefighters found her floating in the Red River.


According to the Fargo Fire Department:

Fire crews responded to the Midtown Dam in Dike East Park about 1:30 a.m. on a report of a woman possibly in the river.

Fargo police arrived on the scene first and found a phone on the shore at the Midtown Dam but did not find the person it belonged to.

Police and firefighters then searched the area and a fire crew in a boat spotted a woman floating in the river about 20 yards north of the boat ramp in Dike East Park.

Firefighters wearing cold water rescue suits pulled the woman to shore. Emergency workers performed CPR on the woman and she was taken by ambulance to Sanford Health.

Her condition was unknown early this morning.

Fargo Deputy Police Chief Pat Claus said authorities believe the woman is the same person who called 911 early on May 25 to report she was in the Red River.

In that incident, authorities arriving on the scene found a phone on the riverbank and a woman clinging to a structure near the boat landing in Dike East Park.

The woman was rescued and treated for hypothermia.