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Pregnant woman rescued from Wissahickon Creek

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Pregnant woman pulled from creek in Fairmount Park

A pregnant woman became trapped after falling next to the Wissahickon Creek in Fairmount Park late Tuesday morning.

Firefighters were called around 11:30 a.m. to where the Wissahickon Creek runs under Ridge Avenue, across the street from the Wissahickon Transportation Center in Manayunk.

The woman fell into the creek as shallow section of the creek and suffered a leg injury. Her injury prevented her from climbing the steep rocks back to the trail. Crews, however, were able to take a boat across the creek and guide her to safety.

The woman was transported to the hospital for treatment and is listed in stable condition.

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