A Romanian woman who plunged into the Thames during a terror attack on Westminster Bridge was holidaying in the capital with her fiancé.
British port officials say they pulled a woman from the Thames River after an attacker plowed into pedestrians on the sidewalk as part of a rampage on the iconic bridge and the House of Parliament.
It is not known whether she was thrown in by the impact of the crash or jumped into the water to avoid the carnage.
Metropolitan Police said five people were killed - including the attacker - and at least 40 others were injured in the attack on the bridge and Parliament.
Burnaz, an engineer, suffered a broken foot in the attack, as he and Cristea walked along the bridge toward the London Eye.
She confirmed that a single attacker drove a vehicle into pedestrians walking on Westminster Bridge, killing two of them, before running with a knife through the front gates of the Palace of Westminster, where he killed a police officer before being shot dead.
He fatally stabbed PC Palmer to death before he was shot dead by armed police. "The only person in the river we are aware if following the incident in this female". "She is alive but undergoing urgent medical treatment on a nearby pier".
She was rescued at 2.49pm on Wednesday (NZT 1.49am Thursday).
Her family, who are now in London, have asked for privacy as she recovers and Mr Mihalache said he would not issue more statements on their behalf.
Steve Voake was near the scene and witnessed the aftermath.
"And when I looked over the side there was another body lying in the water with blood all around it".