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Friday, 12 July 2013 11:34

Woman rescued from rocks in Lexington Harbor

(LEXINGTON) -- A 25-year old pregnant Davison woman was rescued Thursday evening after becoming stuck between two rocks in the Lexington Harbor. Sgt. Nathan Smith says Deputy Brad Thompson heard the call go out shortly after 6 p.m. and immediately responded to the water, jumping down into the rocky area to free Patricia Teddy. A man who attempted to free her before authorities arrived, was holding her up out the water as they were hit by the relentless waves. Lexington Police Officer Ryan Miller arrived on the scene to help with no success. Off duty Detective Stacy Tunich of the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office was in the area and jumped into the water near the rocky ledge and was able to free Teddy's legs as the other officers pulled her to safety. Deputies say the woman became stuck in the rocks after attempting to help her two younger nieces who got caught in an undertow and had trouble getting back to shore. The waves were approximately 5 to 6 feet in height. Teddy sustained injuries as a result of being thrown into the rocks and was transported by Croswell EMS to Port Huron Hospital for treatment. Sanilac County Sheriff Garry Biniecki stated that Deputy Thompson, Officer Miller and Detective Tunich are to be commended with their life saving efforts and will be nominated for a Life Saving Award for their actions.