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Woman rescued from Fox River

Published: Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:16 a.m. CDT

FOX RIVER GROVE – A woman pulled from the Fox River Saturday evening had "become much more conscious and alert" by the time emergency responders got her to the hospital, a fire official said.

The Fox River Grove Fire Protection District responded at 9:01 p.m. Saturday to the 300 block of North River Road to reports of a woman in the water, Lt. Mark Rainey said.

When paramedics arrived, the woman was half in the water and half out, and a bystander was performing CPR, he said. Paramedics did not need to perform further CPR at that point because she had a pulse and was breathing.

The woman, who appeared to be in her 40s, was in the water about a minute, Rainey said. He did not have information about how she ended up in the water.

The woman was taken to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, and she was much more alert and was able to give information to paramedics by the time she arrived, he said.

– Emily K. Coleman

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