Richmond Fire responded to a river rescue at Belle Isle. At around 6:30 PM Tuesday evening, a young woman was reported to be stranded in the river. When 2 others tried to rescue her from the water, they were stranded as well. All 3 were rescued by crews without incident. Stay with 8News for updates.
If you are going to the river check here first and act accordingly. Lifejackets must be worn on the river when the water level is at or above 5 feet (The use of the word jobbernowls might be a little harsh since the river was only at 5.79.) and when the river level is at 9 feet and above, only high water permit holders can be on the river. All boaters are required to wear a life jacket.