Woman falls in river while fishing, saved by first responders

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UPDATE: Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.

Officials with the Wichita Falls Police Department have provided more information on a woman who fell into a river and was saved by first responders late Wednesday evening.

According to WFPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Charlie Eipper, officers were dispatched at about 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 to the area of Barnett Road and Anchor Road to investigate a woman who had fallen into the river.

Sgt. Eipper said other officers found a railroad bridge that gave access to the river bank off the 4000 block of F.M. 367 and waited there for about 15 minutes.

According to Sgt. Eipper, officers then heard a woman screaming for help.

Sgt. Eipper said one of the officers walked into chest-high water and pulled the woman to safety. The woman was holding a fishing pole.

Sgt. Eipper said the woman was transported to United Regional by ambulance.

According to Sgt. Eipper, a 38-year-old male was also on the scene at Barnett Road and Anchor Road, who said he was fishing with the woman, who was his girlfriend, when she fell into the river.

Stick with Texoma’s Homepage for updates as we work to gather more information.

UPDATE: Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 1:30 a.m.

According to WFPD Sgt. Miller, the woman involved is okay and is being treated at United Regional. She was fishing with another person, slipped on some mud, and fell in.

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Authorities are still trying to figure out how a woman fell into the Wichita River Wednesday night.

The first call for a water rescue came in around 10:15 p.m.

First responders were called to a bridge near the intersection of Barnett Road and Anchor Road. When they got there, the woman had already floated by.

WFPD officers later spotted her in the river near FM 367 by the railroad tracks just past Wellington Lane. They were able to pull her out and there has been no update on her condition.

This is a developing story, stay with Texomashomepage as we learn more.

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