Three Aurora Police officers and an Aurora Fire lieutenant pulled a woman from the Fox River on Friday night, saving her life.
According to the Aurora Police Department, the city's 911 center received a report of a woman floating downstream in the Fox River near the New York St. bridge at around 9:30 p.m.
Multiple officers responded to the scene, along with the Aurora Fire Department, and started setting up on bridges downstream to being searching for the woman.
APD's drone team was also responding to help provide a bird's eye view to help find the woman.
Around 11 minutes after the initial 911 call, an officer spotted the woman floating in the water in the 100 blk. of S. River St.
Through quick actions by officers Shane Leadbetter and Jason Contreras, Sgt. Jeff Talley and Aurora Fire Lt. Steve Buono, they were able to run down to the bank of the river and quickly pull the woman out of the quick moving current.
The woman was conscious and breathing. Aurora Fire Department paramedics transported her to an area hospital.
The National Weather Service has been monitoring an increased current and high water levels on the Fox River over the past few days.
On Friday, the Illinois Department of National Resources closed the Fox River through Aurora to recreational boats, until further notice, due to the high water and increased current.
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