Bodycam video shows Joliet police, fire officials rescue woman from Des Plaines River

New video shows the moment first responders in southwest suburban Joliet jumped into action to rescue a woman from the Des Plaines River on Tuesday.

Officers responded to a report of a person in the water around 7:05 p.m. near the drawbridge in the 300 block of McDonough Street, according to a statement from Joliet police.

The video shows Joliet police and fire officials working together to pull the woman out of the water on the west bank of the Des Plaines River, north of McDonough Street.


Police said the 33-year-old woman may have jumped from the bridge.

She was transported to Ascension St. Joseph Medical Center for evaluation, police said.

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