(Saint John)-A Coast Guard employee had to be rescued from the water this morning after she fell from the wharf at the Saint John base.

Saint John Fire Platoon Chief Joe Armstrong says  the  woman  had been pulled from the water by the time fire crews arrived on the scene.

” A female employee was  stepping  from the wharf onto the boat and had actually fallen between the boat and the wharf she  was out of the water when fire crews arrived on scene”
Armstrong  says the  woman had been in the water for about two mininutes  and  was  sent to the hospital for observation.