Caught on Camera: Passersby Rescue Woman From Delaware River

Quick-reacting passersby rescued a woman from the Delaware River near Race Street Pier in Center City on Wednesday, police said.

Someone captured on video two men pulling the woman by her arms from the water. She was motionless and speechless throughout the minute-long video.

Police identified her only as a 20-year-old who witnesses saw jump from the sidewalk along the river. Medics arrived within minutes and took her to Hahnemann Hospital.

One of the passersby who helped pull her from the river told NBC10 that the woman did not say much, but responded "yes" when asked if she spoke English.

"The guy with the dotted shirt waved me down saying he saw someone in the water and we both looked and didn't see anything at first," he said. "[Then] she surfaced and a few of us pulled her out. Eventually police and paramedics came."

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