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Firefighters Rescue Woman Dangling From Oregon Bridge

Firefighters in Albany, Oregon, came to the rescue of a woman dangling from a bridge on July 11. Footage by the Albany Fire Department shows the dramatic rescue, which happened on Bryant Way Bridge. According to a press release by the department, a citizen reported that a woman was hanging on a sign beneath the bridge above the Calapooia River. The crew responded to the scene, where they engaged the woman, a 47-year-old Albany resident, in conversation for over an hour while a technical rescue was set up. The woman was hanging from two braided metal cables and a metal spillway sign, which was suspended between 50 and 60 feet above the waterway. A firefighter was then lowered to the woman’s level, where he attached a harness and lifted her to safety. “A fall from this height could have been fatal due to low river levels and large rocks directly below her,” the fire department wrote. Credit: Albany Fire Department via Storyful

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