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Published June 03, 2013, 08:46 PM

A strange rescue on the Red River today

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Police call a rescue on the Red River one of the strangest they've ever seen. And what may be stranger, it's the second time they've pulled the same woman from the water in less than two weeks.

By: Kay Cooley, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Police call a rescue on the Red River one of the strangest they've ever seen. And what may be stranger, it's the second time they've pulled the same woman from the water in less than two weeks.

Tonight, the 41 year old Fargo woman is in critical condition.

Both of the calls from the very same woman came from the Midtown Dam in Dike East, only ten days apart.

Pat Claus- Fargo Police Deputy Chief: "We certainly have repeat customers but in this circumstance, two times in the river in a short period of time, is certainly a unique case as far as my memory goes."

The call came in around 1:30 this morning. With a female victim saying she was in the water.

Fire crews and police responded. And had to send in water rescuers to get her out.

They found her floating near the boat ramp, and had to perform CPR.

This was the second time they had to save her- the first came May 24th. When the same victim made the exact same call.

Claus: "Certainly causes a drain on resources, pulls officers and firefighters away from other duties, but thankfully in the community we live in, we're able to expend those resources without dire consequences."

Police say it appears she was intentionally trying to hurt herself, and don't believe drugs or alcohol played a role.

Police have not yet released the victim's name. They do not anticipate any criminal charges.

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