June 24, 2018
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Bangor woman rescued from Kenduskeag Stream

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A 30-year-old Bangor woman was rescued early Tuesday morning from the Kenduskeag Stream, but there were conflicting accounts about how she got there, according to police.

“She was talking to a friend who called [police] and said she had fallen into the river or jumped,” Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said.

The woman told police that she fell into the water, he said.

Bangor police and firefighters went downtown to the stream area around 7 a.m. and “she could immediately be heard yelling for help,” he said. Firefighters found her clinging to the underside of the State Street bridge.

“She got up into a crawl space just above the water line,” Edwards said.

The woman apparently had gone into the water at the Franklin Street bridge. Firefighters used a boat to rescue her.

The woman, who was not identified, was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening, Edwards said.

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