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Woman dangling from Fort Lauderdale bridge rescued Modified: October 14, 2013 at 7:37 am •  Published: October 14, 2013

The emergency over the New River drew the downtown crowd in no time. High up on the river's elevated drawbridge was a terrified woman, reports the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel.

One slip could have sent the Dania Beach woman falling about 22 feet onto the railroad tracks below. Or worse, she could have fallen farther, down into the river.

The woman, who wore a pink shirt, told firefighters she had just walked in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk, which started about two hours earlier in nearby Huizenga Plaza.
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