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Grand Forks Police Investigating Possibility of Another Person in Water after Woman Rescued Thursday Night

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A 65 year-old woman was rescued from the Red River near downtown Grand Forks late Thursday night.  But the story doesn't end there, as police are investigating the possibility of another person still in the water.

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As of now, there are no search operations happening on the Red River, but authorities say that can change.  The woman who was rescued from the river said there was another person in the water with her.

Crews searched the river for about three hours last night, but police say the search turned up empty.  They're investigating whether or not the woman was telling the truth.

Police say there were no signs of another person when a group of bystanders rescued her.

“There was a private boat with, I think, three civilians in the boat," said Mike Ferguson of the Grand Forks Police, "and they went and assisted the female in the river and brought her to shore.”

She was taken to Altru hospital with undisclosed injuries. Her current condition is unknown.  Police are not releasing her name as of right now.

Police say no more river searches are planned, but added that they will start again if investigators determine that there could be another person still in the river.

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Adam Ladwig
Adam Ladwig joined WDAZ as the Devils Lake bureau reporter in January, 2012. Prior to that he reported for KDUH-TV in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Adam has won multiple awards during his time at WDAZ, including an Eric Sevareid award and a Regional Emmy Award as part of team coverage during the search for Anthony Kuznia.  A Colorado native, Adam graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Journalism. He misses the Rocky Mountains, but the kind people of North Dakota more than make up for that. He is thrilled to be in the Lake Region, telling stories that matter. In his spare time, Adam is usually futilely attempting to get in shape, or cheering for his beloved Denver Broncos.
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