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.

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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.

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When they spotted Brian Iezzi’s boat, they called him over, jumped in, and within minutes — pulled the woman to safety.

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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.

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It’s not clear how she ended up in the water.