A Denver woman was rushed to a Charlotte hospital Wednesday evening after emergency medical officials said she tumbled down an embankment and into Lake Norman, suffering significant injuries.
The 66-year-old woman stumbled in the backyard of a residence on Governors Island Drive before falling five feet into the water, according to Kim Green, public information officer with Emergency Medical Servcies.
Fire crews with Denver Fire Department immediately responded to the scene with one of their fire boats, Chief Jay Flynn told the Times-News on Thursday.
Firefighters utilized the boat’s unique, retractable bow to pull the woman from the water and move her to a nearby pier deemed “a safer platform,” Flynn said.
The fire agency has had the boat for almost two years.
EMS transported the victim to Carolinas Medical Center-Main in Charlotte with potentially life-threatening injuries, Green said.
There’s been no word yet on her condition.
East Lincoln Fire Department also responded to the incident.