Crews rescue woman from James River near Ancarrow’s Landing

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond emergency personnel were able to rescue a woman who they say was seen “floating down” the James River without a floatation device Friday morning.

Emergency officials said that the woman was conscious and breathing and that she is currently being medically evaluated.

Richmond and Henrico water rescue units responded to the scene near Ancarrow’s Landing where they were able to pull the woman out.

Due to high water levels on the James River Friday, emergency personnel are recommending that boaters and swimmers stay out of the river. The water level is currently at twelve feet and is expected to continue rising, according to the National Weather Service.

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