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UPDATE: Distraught woman rescued from Lake Superior after resisting help

Local police and firefighters rescued a woman located roughly 100 meters from shore near Marina Park.
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THUNDER BAY - Local police and firefighters rescued a "distraught" woman in Lake Superior near Marina Park on Saturday afternoon.

Thunder Bay police were first to respond to the woman after a report was received at approximately 1:30 p.m.

"The female did not respond to officer pleas for her to swim back to shore," a police release reads.

The release also states the woman was having difficulty keeping herself above water but continued to swim further away from shore despite pleas from police to return.

Two officers then swam to the female, who continued to resist rescue attempts.

The two police officers who entered the water to assist her held onto a mooring buoy approximately 100 meters from shore when fire officials arrived.

At this time, members of the TBFR safely removed both the woman and officers from the water "cold but otherwise unharmed," according to Saturday press release.

TBFR's new rescue boat, which arrived earlier this week, was used in the rescue.

Four pumpers also responded to the call.

The woman was treated by Superior North Emergency Medical Services at the scene, and transported to Thunder Bay Regional Hospital.





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