A woman was rescued from the Red River on Saturday after someone reported her cries for help, according to the Winnipeg Police Service.

Police said on Saturday at 10:20 p.m. they received a call from the 3400 block of Pembina Highway about screams coming from the banks of the Red River.

The officers determined that the yells were coming from a person in the river at the opposite bank.

A news release says that Air 1 was then directed to the area and discovered a woman in the river. She was holding on to a tree branch between open water and spring ice.

Air 1 directed the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Water Rescue to the woman’s location and she was rescued.

The woman was taken to hospital to be assessed as a precaution.