Female Pulled From River Near Renaissance Park

Monday, February 18, 2013

A female was pulled from the cold waters of the Tennessee River on Monday night after her cries were heard earlier.

Shortly after 10  p.m., Chattanooga firefighters responded to the north end of the Walnut Street Bridge on a report of a person in the water. 

E12 Battalion Chief Lesley Morgan and the fireboat were dispatched to attempt to locate the person. Upon arrival, Battalion Chief Morgan worked with Capt. Bill Dautrich and the fireboat crew in an attempt to locate the victim.

Park Ranger Daryl Nelson located the victim after hearing her voice downstream about 2,500 feet below the bridge. The Park Police and Chattanooga Police held on to her from a barge and called for the fireboat.

The woman was taken to Ross' Landing where she was transported to the hospital for treatment by Hamilton County EMS.

A number of officers were initially clustered at Coolidge Park.

They relocated downstream after the report that the woman had been pulled from the water. 

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