Last night, an elderly woman nearly drowned while trying to save a dog who was struggling in the water in the Forked River community of Lacey Township, New Jersey. According to the Asbury Park Press, the woman, in her 70s, jumped into the water to save the dog before emergency responders arrived at the scene.
By the time that rescuers with Forked River Fire Department and Lacey Township Underwater Rescue and Recovery dive team arrived on Thursday night, the woman had already gone under. When she was pulled out of the water there was no pulse.
Emergency personnel were able to perform CPR on the woman and restored her pulse – she was transported to a hospital in Toms River; her current condition is unknown. The dog who was in the lagoon was rescued as well and was reported to be “okay” after the harrowing ordeal, reported NJ.com.
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