NEW GLASGOW – A woman swimming naked the in East River was rescued by New Glasgow firefighters and police Thursday afternoon. A 911 call came into police around 1:30 p.m. that a woman was swimming naked in the river and looked like she was in distress.
Two firefighters swam out to the woman and used a tow line to be pulled in. The firefighters were assisted by local businessman Jamie Davidson who was quick on the scene with a boat from his marina.
Once the woman was removed from the water, she was transported to the Aberdeen Hospital by ambulance. She was arrested under the Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act for her own protection so she could be assessed at the hospital.