Modesto firefighters rescued a woman from a canal paralleling Briggsmore Avenue, east of Lakewood Avenue, early Saturday morning.
Witnesses reportedly saw the female, who has not been identified, fall into the canal after losing control of her bike. Witnesses told firefighters and police the cyclist was under water and she could be seen from the surface.
The rescue response brought 1 fire engine, 1 fire truck, and 1 battalion chief for a total of 8 personnel, according to the fire department.
One firefighter entered the water wearing a life jacket and helmet, while two other firefighters assisted from shore. They located her under about 3 feet of water and pulled her to the surface, the firefighter kept her head above water as he swam to the canal bank and the other firefighters helped lift her from the canal.