Woman Survives Nearly 140 Foot Fall

This is a horrific and sad story. According to reports (Patch), a woman survived a horrendous fall after jumping from the Thomas Edison Bridge. Imagine jumping from this bridge into the Raritan River, it must have been a moment of horror as you climb over the railing and jump. A truly desperate person who we hope will get the help she needs. The incident happened at approximately 3:30 pm on Wednesday. "She miraculously survived the fall, said police. She was rescued and pulled from the water below by Perth Amboy Police officers, who responded in their boat, said Sayreville Police spokesman Lt. James Novak."


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The Thomas Edison Bridge is about 135 feet tall and carries an extremely heavy amount of traffic on a daily basis. Nearly 82,000 vehicles cross this span every day.



It was amazing work by first responders. According to Patch, "Woodbridge Police and State Police also assisted, but Perth Amboy Police were the main rescue agency. Police and rescue crews were seen in the Keasbey section of Woodbridge Wednesday afternoon as the woman was taken to shore. As of Friday, her medical status is unknown."


There is no additional information on the woman, at this time, again thanks to first responders who acted quickly to save the woman's life.


A little background on the Thomas Edison Bridge. According to Wikipedia, "The bridge is named for Thomas Edison. Construction on the bridge was started on September 26, 1938. The Edison Bridge was officially dedicated on December 14, 1940, with the ribbon cut by Mrs. Mina Edison Hughes, widow of the inventor."


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