Chicago Sun-Times

Sun-Times Media copy editor Ken Fryer was leaving work early Friday "when he heard several people calling for help" on a bridge he was crossing in Chicago.

Fryer "broke the glass of a case containing a life preserver on the north side of the river," Sam Charles reports for the Sun-Times, and someone else threw the preserver toward a woman who had reportedly attempted suicide by jumping in. A diver for the Chicago Fire Department pulled her in.

“It was just her head above water,” Fryer said. “Thank God [crews] came here because I don’t think she had much left.”

Here are some photos from the rescue.