Early-morning river rescue by Winnipeg firefighters near the Forks

The Winnipeg Fire Department logo on a fire truck. Elisha Dacey/Global News

Winnipeg firefighters pulled a person out of the Assiniboine River near the Forks early Friday morning.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews were called to the scene just after 2 a.m., in response to a report of someone being swept down the Assiniboine.

With the help of a drone, firefighters on scene were able to spot the person in the water and were able to bring them in safely near the Forks footbridge, around three metres from shore.

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The person was taken to hospital in stable condition in a waiting ambulance.

WFPS said it’s not known why the person was in the water, or how long they’d been there before the rescue.

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