December 12, 2017
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Woman who jumped from Joshua Chamberlain Bridge taken to hospital

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff
Updated:
Brian Feulner | BDN
Brian Feulner | BDN
Rescue crews are parked on the Brewer side of the Penobscot River on Thursday afternoon after a woman, according to a witness account, jumped from the bridge and then swam to shore.

BREWER, Maine — A local woman was taken to a hospital for an evaluation late Thursday afternoon after she jumped from the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge into the Penobscot River, a Brewer police official said.

Officer Mike Wilson was called to the Brewer side of the bridge shortly after 4 p.m. for a report that a woman apparently had jumped into the water with the intention of harming herself, Sgt. Nelson Feero said.

The woman reportedly swam to shore by the time Wilson arrived. Passers-by who saw the incident covered the woman with blankets until an ambulance arrived to take her to a local hospital, Feero said.

Feero said the woman was cold but not otherwise injured.

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