Responders pull unconscious woman from water near Marine Park

Responders from Capital City Fire/Rescue pulled an unconscious woman from the Gastineau Channel on Sunday night.

Assistant Chief Chad Cameron said it’s unknown how she ended up in the water. As of 10 a.m. Monday, there was no update on the woman’s status, Chambers said.

Juneau resident Todd Maclay, who called 911, said at the scene that he was near the Wharf when he heard someone yell for help.

“I didn’t hear the fall but I saw the wake come out,” Maclay said. “Another guy called for help, so I came around and saw her. She was floating chest-up.”

Maclay’s call came in at 7:23 p.m., Cameron said. Emergency vehicles were on the scene within a few minutes, Maclay said.

 

 

When responders arrived, Cameron said, they found the woman floating in the water on her back, with her head partially submerged. She was unconscious when they pulled her from the water, Cameron said.

Due to the location of where she was, responders chose to transport the woman by boat instead of taking her up a ladder to ambulances parked by Marine Park. A CCFR boat arrived a few minutes before 8 p.m. and took the woman to the nearby Coast Guard dock where she was taken from the boat to an ambulance, Chambers said.

 


 

• Contact reporter Alex McCarthy at 523-2271 or amccarthy@juneauempire.com. Follow him on Twitter at @akmccarthy.

 


 

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