(Harrisburg) -- A woman had to be rescued after she walked out onto thinning ice covering the Susquehanna River near the Market Street bridge in Harrisburg.
Authorities say the woman walked about 150 feet onto the thawing ice yesterday afternoon.
Rescuers first instructed the woman to lie down in order to spread out her weight. They then used a boat tethered to shore to bring her back to the riverbank.
Harrisburg Fire Chief Brian Enterline said the ice is starting to crack and the woman could have died if she went into the water. He declined to give her name.
It was unclear where she had walked onto the river or how long she was on the ice. After the rescue, she was taken from the scene by city police.
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