Dec. 17--A Chicago Fire Department diver pulled a woman out of the Chicago River early Tuesday morning.
The woman had been under water for at least fifteen minutes and when located, was brought to the river's edge by the diver. The diver brought her to the shore before 4:30 a.m.
Additional firefighters waiting on the walkway next to the river helped pull her out. The diver's flashlight could be seen shining from under large slabs of iced floating in the river.
Two boats -- one Chicago Police Marine Unit and one from the Chicago Fire Department -- moved slowly through the blocks of ice toward the scene as the rescue was underway.
A woman walking with firefighters was yelling and pointing to a spot in the river. Firefighters put a ladder in near that spot, which the diver used to enter the water.
The woman was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
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WGN-TV contributed to this report.
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