Dangling woman rescued over Calapooia River

An Albany firefighter was eventually lowered to the woman's level, where he was able to attach a harness and lift her to safety.

Posted: Jul 11, 2019 6:28 PM
Updated: Jul 11, 2019 6:30 PM

Albany, Ore. -- Nearly two dozen firefighters and police officers helped rescue a woman dangling from an Albany bridge on Thursday.

This happened in the early morning hours beneath the Bryant Way Bridge.

Police say they talked to the woman for about an hour while she hung about 50 feet over the Calapooia River.

An Albany firefighter was eventually lowered to the woman's level, where he was able to attach a harness and lift her to safety.

The woman, 47, was checked for injuries and then by police.

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