Young woman rescued after falling in water at Pier 39

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ByAlan Wang KGO logo
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Woman rescued after falling into water at Pier 39
San Francisco firefighters jumped into the water at Pier 39 to rescue a woman who fell into the Bay.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Tuesday night in San Francisco, a young woman was pulled from the water at Pier 39. ABC7 News was there when San Francisco Fire Department rescuers reached the woman.

The woman was in the water, dangling by a rope, but barely hanging on. She was exhausted and freezing and it looked like she was about to give up, but that's when two firefighters jumped in the water and swam to her.

Witnesses say the young woman was walking on one of the seawalls, fell and hit her chin, splashed in the water and swam around for about five minutes in the cold freezing water until they were able to give her a rope.

Fire crews pulled her out and she was transported to the hospital.