A woman was rescued from the water near the Berkeley Pier on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2014. Photo: Dogen Frost
Berkeley Pier: A woman was rescued from the water near the pier on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2014. Photo, taken in 2011, by Jef Poskanzer

Berkeley emergency responders rescued a woman from the water at the Berkeley Marina early in the morning on Sunday, Jan. 11.

At 5:32 a.m., Berkeley’s emergency communication center received a report of someone in the water at the Berkeley Pier yelling for help, according to Berkeley Deputy Fire Chief Avery Webb. Both Berkeley police and firefighters responded.

Webb said a woman was found in the water adjacent to the pier, approximately 30 yards from the shore. Berkeley Police officers arrived first and threw the victim a flotation ring.

A Berkeley Fire rescue swimmer secured the woman to a rescue tube and moved her to the shore.

She was then taken to the hospital. Her condition is not known.

Webb said it was unclear how the woman ended up in the water. No additional information was provided.

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