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Emergency crews respond to possible kayaker drowning in Calgary

The Bow River in Calgary on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. Global News

A woman in her 30s was rushed to hospital in critical condition after being pulled from the Bow River on Sunday, according to the Calgary Fire Department.

Emerency crews responded near the 100 block of Riverside Circle S.E. at around 1:30 p.m.

Read more: Notable increase in drownings across Alberta: RCMP

According to the CFD, the woman suffered a seizure while learning how to do rolls in a kayak.

EMS said the woman was pulled to shore unconscious and not breathing.

Two bystanders, who happened to be a former medic and a physician, helped the woman until EMS arrived, the CFD said.

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