Woman rescued from St. Lawrence River

Marina 200 in Cornwall, Ont. became a sea of emergency vehicles after a woman ended up in the fast-flowing St. Lawrence River off the shore of Cornwall Island July 13, 2015. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)

AKWESASNE/CORNWALL – Marina 200 in Cornwall became a sea of emergency vehicles after a woman ended up in the St. Lawrence River.

Cornwall police, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service rescue boat, the RCMP, SD&G O.P.P., Cornwall EMS and Cornwall firefighters were all on scene around 2 p.m.

The Cornwall Fire Department led the rescue of the victim, a woman described by police as in her early twenties.

She was taken to the Cornwall Community Hospital as a precautionary measure.

Witnesses said the woman had somehow ended up in the river along the Cornwall Island shoreline and was being carried away by the current.

While the woman was taken to hospital, the RCMP and O.P.P. were still frantically searching the shoreline, suggesting there may have somebody else in the water.

But it turns out there was just the one victim.

Cornwall Community Police Service Const. Dan Cloutier told Cornwall Newswatch the case is no longer a police matter.

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