Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The water rescue was the third special team's rescue in the past three weeks.
Capital City Fire Rescue responded to an area across from Melvin Park around 6:30 pm Sunday.
The first arriving unit was able to throw a rope to the person until more help could arrive.
The crews used a chainsaw to clear the limbs of a strainer log and then used a roof ladder to reach the victim.
The rescue was a race against time as the cold waters posed a risk to the person in the water.
The victim did wear a personal flotation device.
CCFR advised residents who are outdoors more during the pandemic to prepare for the unexpected and call 911 if an emergency or injury occurs.