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Manhattan Beach Pier rescue: Passerby saves woman from water

Emergency officials transport a woman on a stretcher off the Manhattan Beach Pier on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.

November 25, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A passerby is being credited with helping save a woman screaming for help in the waters off Manhattan Beach's Pier overnight.

Los Angeles County firefighters say the Good Samaritan jumped into the water and kept her afloat, until they arrived and pulled them both to safety.

The incident happened shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday.

The woman was taken to the hospital. Officials say they're treating this incident as a suicide attempt. The woman remained hospitalized as of Sunday afternoon and is expected to fully recover.