Pontiac Mayor Captures Vermilion River Rescue by Police and Firefighters (VIDEO NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

VIDEO NO LONGER AVAILABLE, UNLESS NEW VIDEO IS DISCOVERED

Mayor Scott McCoy video of Pontiac Police and firefighters rescuing woman in rapid current (no audio).

A police officer threw a lifeline by guidance of observers as the woman was being swept under the Route 66 Bridge, on which the police officer and other rescuers were standing. The woman was able to catch the lifeline and firefighters were able to pull her toward the shoreline with the line. One firefighter jumped in the river to secure her rescue to shore.


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City of Pontiac, IllinoisPontiac.org
Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service: Chicago: Vermilion River at Pontiac