Ontario Provincial Police are trying to find the Good Samaritan who notified police about a woman in distress in the Mississippi River in Carleton Place, which led to a successful rescue.

It happened on Saturday, May 24 at about 7:20 p.m. when a woman approached OPP officers on Mill Street to tell them about a woman she had seen earlier near the river, who appeared wet and confused.

The officers went to check and found a 55-year-old woman in the river with rushing water up to her neck. She was "clinging onto the branches of a bush on the shoreline," according to a media release.

She also "appeared to be weak, cold and unable to speak," the release added.

The two officers managed to pull the woman out of the swift-moving river and she was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

"Investigators would like to speak to the good citizen who alerted officers," the release said. "Please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122."