On Saturday, June 17, 2023, at approximately 11:37 a.m., Pueblo Police responded to a water rescue in the 400 block of North Pueblo Boulevard on the Arkansas River.
The 78-year-old victim had fallen into the river and was holding onto a small tree to prevent herself from being swept away. Citizens in the area heard the struggling woman calling for help, made calls for an emergency response and remained on scene to assist in the rescue efforts.
Several police officers climbed down a steep embankment to hold onto the victim until additional assistance arrived. Pueblo City Fire and AMR were able to get the victim to safety along with everyone else that was assisting in this rescue incident. The victim was transported to an area hospital for evaluation and treatment.
The information contained in this press release is based on preliminary information available at the time of its drafting. The Pueblo Police Department’s understanding of this incident may change as additional evidence is collected, analyzed, and reviewed. The purpose of this press release is to provide timely information to the public. In consideration of the foregoing, please be advised that any statements expressed herein are subject to change at any time.