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NEW YORK (AP) Police have rescued a woman who jumped into the East River near the Manhattan Bridge.

The Daily News (http://nydn.us/151A39e ) says witnesses called police after seeing the woman take off her clothes and dive into the water near Pike Street around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The NYPD's emergency service unit responded and swam out 30 feet to the woman, who was floating under the Bridge.

She was transported to a hospital in stable condition.

Police say she was being evaluated as an emotionally disturbed person.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com