Firefighters rescue woman from a Central Fresno canal

FRESNO, Calif.

Firefighters saved a woman swept down a canal in Central Fresno Saturday night. The woman was pulled from the water near Franklin and Broadway.

Firefighters say the woman was clinging to a branch in the middle of the canal. Crews were able to throw a rope to her, and pull her to safety.

Investigators believe the woman went into the canal at a nearby overpass, but they aren't sure exactly how she got into the water.

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