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: Sharon Hill Police Officers Charged With Manslaughter In Fatal Shooting Of 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility
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: Website To Order Free COVID-19 Tests Up And Running
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: NBA At 75: Former 76er Dr. J Says Players From Many Eras Built League
It’s not clear how she ended up in the water.