Sun-Times copy editor helps save woman from drowning

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.

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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