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.
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.
But Fort Lauderdale firefighters saved the day Saturday. They got there in time and used a 24-foot ladder to reach the 55-year-old woman. The crowd, who used their cellphones to take photos and videos, cheered as she was brought to safety — unharmed.
By Adam Sacasa, Sun Sentinel
9:27 pm, October 12, 2013
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