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Dive Team On Training Exercise Rescues Woman

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(credit: St. Clair County sheriff's department)

(credit: St. Clair County sheriff’s department)

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PORT HURON (WWJ/AP) - A St. Clair County sheriff’s department dive team conducting a training exercise ended up rescuing a woman who was spotted struggling in the St. Clair River.

Sheriff Tim Donnellon said the team was performing drift dives between Pine Grove Park and the Black River on Sunday when Dive Chief Wayne Brusate spotted  the 41-year-old Port Huron woman walking into the water. The dive team responded as she began to struggle, and a diver kept the woman afloat.

The rescue took place near Port Huron, about 55 miles northeast of Detroit. The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment of hypothermia.

The sheriff’s department says it wasn’t immediately known why the woman went into the water.

The team continued with their regularly scheduled training session following the rescue.

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