POTTSTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — A boater in Pottstown found himself involved in a dramatic rescue on the Schuylkill River.
First responders had to borrow his boat to rescue a woman in distress.READ MORE: Mother Of Four Shot Inside Southwest Philadelphia Home, Police Say
Authorities arrived to find the woman in the river clinging to a tree branch in the area of South Penn Street just after noon Monday.
When they spotted Brian Iezzi’s boat, they called him over, jumped in, and within minutes — pulled the woman to safety.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Delaware River To Crest Thursday Morning, Coastal Flood Advisory Issued Until 6 p.m.
Iezzi was along for the entire ride.
“I immediately called 911 and then came over to the dock,” said Iezzi. “She grabbed a hold of a branch… The rescue crew jumped in my boat and we went across and grabbed her and then we came over.”
The woman was taken to reading trauma center for evaluation.MORE NEWS: 20-Year-Old Stabbed In Wells Fargo Center Parking Lot After J. Cole Concert, Police Say
It’s not clear how she ended up in the water.