A Woman Was Rescued In Montreal After Accidentally Falling Into The Saint Lawrence River

She called 911 herself.

Staff Writer
The Montreal skyline as seen from Île Sainte-Hélène across the Saint Lawrence River on a winter day.

The Montreal skyline as seen from Île Sainte-Hélène across the Saint Lawrence River on a winter day.

On January 15 at 7:15 p.m., Urgences-Santé Québec rescued a 19-year-old woman after she accidentally fell into the Saint Lawrence River in Montreal's Old Port. She was able to call emergency services herself.

The Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal intervened for her rescue and Urgences-Santé Québec sent advanced care paramedics, primary care paramedics and the Groupe d'intervention médicale tactique (GIMT), an Urgences-Santé spokesperson told MTL Blog.

After the incident, the woman remained conscious but was suffering from hypothermia, the spokesperson said.

She was transported to the hospital, but medical professionals did not fear for her life.

Urgences-Santé did not specify the cause of the accident.

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

Charlotte Hoareau
Staff Writer
Charlotte Hoareau is a Staff Writer for MTL Blog focused in things to do in Montreal and Montreal weather. She is based in Montreal, Quebec.
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