Woman pulled from South Umpqua in critical condition

Woman pulled from South Umpqua in critical condition

WINSTON, Ore. -- A 31-year-old woman was pulled from the South Umpqua River near Riverbend Park in Winston Wednesday after falling on some rocks and going under the water, police said.

The woman was in critical condition Thursday morning at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland.

A 911 call was made after 2 p.m. reporting a woman who had been in the water with her children at a swimming hole behind Riverbend Park.

Winston police say the woman was trying to get a child out of the water when the incident occurred.

Winston police and rescue crews responded and CPR was performed on the woman, until medical crews could transport her by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center. Witnesses at the scene say that efforts to revive the woman were unsuccessful.

The woman's identity has not yet been released.

This is the second drowning in Douglas County in four days. A California man swimming in the Umpqua River near the Yellow Creek boat ramp drowned on Sunday.

This is a developing story and will be updated.