Police: Woman in vehicle rescued from Schuylkill River by rowers

A woman was rescued by bystanders after her SUV went into the Schuylkill River, according to police.

The incident happened Sunday, approximately 4:05 p.m. in Fairmount Park at Kelly Drive and Fountain Green Drive.

Authorities say a 44-year-old woman drove herself into the Schuylkill River.

"When I see it, I'm like, 'What just happened?'" said witness Joey Wilhite.

"They were telling her to open the window, open the door, get out of the car. She didn't open the window, she didn't do anything," Courtney Williams, another witness, explained.

Williams started recording, as two men dove into the water. Angel Zayas took pictures, too.

"She was just looking at us. We were screaming at her. She was just looking at us," Zayas said.

"Her facial expression didn't say too much. She seemed like she didn't need any help at all," Wilhite added.

The rescuers didn't give up breaking windows and pulling the woman out as the SUV sank and onto a boat full of rowers, back to the river bank.

"It happened so fast. I can't believe it was going on," Zayas said.

Once she was taken away by ambulance, police divers searched under the water and a helicopter hovered overhead, trying to locate the woman's car.

"I was hoping she have any kids in there. It was just good they got her out," Wilhite said.

The woman was transported to Hahnemann University Hospital and is listed in stable condition.