Woman Pulled from Harbor Near USS Midway Pier

Witnesses saw a woman floating in the water around 1 a.m.

By Monica Garske and Wendy Fry
|  Sunday, Sep 16, 2012  |  Updated 1:16 PM PDT
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Woman Pulled from Harbor Near USS Midway Pier

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An unidentified woman was pulled from the water just north of the USS Midway Pier early Sunday morning, authorities confirmed.

Witnesses saw the woman floating in the water just before 1 a.m.

Josh Erickson, a service member with the U.S. Navy, said he and his wife were walking down the pier when another witness approached them and told them about the woman in the water.

Erickson said he ran to the water, stripped out of his Navy uniform and jumped in to attempt to rescue her.

A short time later a Harbor Police officer arrived at the scene and also jumped into the water to assist in pulling the woman out.

The officer moved the woman to land and began administering CPR.

Erickson said it appeared the woman was still alive, gurgling and gasping for air. He said officers told him she had a pulse before she was transported by paramedics to UCSD Medical Center.

The unidentified woman is currently hospitalized and remains in critical condition.

At this time, the investigation is ongoing and Harbor Police have not yet been able to determine how the woman ended up in the water in the first place.

Dispatchers said there was no evidence of trauma on the woman’s body.

Witnesses or anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Harbor Police at (619) 686-6272.

Check back for updates.
 

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