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Rowers help rescue woman trapped in submerged car
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police are calling a group of rowers heroes after they helped rescue a woman who became trapped after her car crashed into a river.
Authorities say the 61-year-old woman crashed into the Schuylkill River around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Two rowers and a coach with the Penn Athletic Rowing Association saw the car in the water, and one rower dove in to rescue the woman. Coach Sean Hall tells WCAU-TV he pulled the woman on his motorized boat, and first responders took the woman to land.
Paramedics were able to revive the woman using CPR. She has been taken to a local hospital, where she is reported in stable condition.
Police are currently investigating how the car ended up in the river.
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