Woman rescued from Red River by Manitoba RCMP officer, bystander

RCMP St- Pierre-Jolys detachment. RCMP / File

A St. Pierre-Jolys RCMP officer saved a woman from drowning in the Red River with the help of a bystander, police said.

The incident took place Tuesday evening, when police were called about a woman in distress on the bridge across the Red on Provincial Road 305 in Ste. Agathe.

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Police said when the officer arrived, the woman was being carried downstream and struggling to stay afloat.

The officer and a bystander both jumped into the water and brought the woman back to shore, where she was taken to hospital.

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