Casper Emergency Crews Rescue Woman From North Platte

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Casper, WY -- A woman was rescued from the North Platte River near the Showboat Motel in Casper late Wednesday night.

Authorities got a call about a woman injured and "yelling" on the ice at about 10:30 PM at the bridge near the Center street I-25 exit.
Casper Fire-EMS and Police responded to the scene. Craig Kidder with Casper Fire-EMS says it's unclear why or how the woman got into the river.

The woman was conscious when they moved her, she was taken to Wyoming Medical Center with unknown injuries.

Witnesses say it was inspiring to see how fast and efficiently the crews worked to get her stabilized and off the ice. Kidder explains the three swimmers were sent onto the ice, one lowered from the bridge to stabilize the woman and two who made their way out using the unit's new ice rescue boat.

First responders say this incident illustrates the extreme danger near bodies of water in the winter. Fire officials say to never attempt to rescue someone who's fallen through ice, because you could quickly become a victim as well: instead call 9-1-1 immediately.

Note: Video was captured with the reporter's cell phone.