Firefighters pulled a woman from Mill Creek Wednesday afternoon and say she is in critical condition.
Salem fire officials say the woman, who is in her 20s, was rescued from the water near 14th Street Northeast and Center Street Northeast after a bystander called 911 around 1:15 p.m.
Crews say the woman was unresponsive when she was pulled from the water. Medics attempted CPR and managed to get a pulse prior to transporting the woman to the hospital.
Officials say they’re investigating how the woman got into the water, but witnesses say she likely fell or jumped into the water from one of the surrounding culverts / edges of the creek.