Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Local first-responders save female who jumped off I-140 bridge

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — A young female jumped from the a I-140 bridge on Saturday morning and local first-responders were able to save her.

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, New Hanover County Fire Rescue, Wilmington Fire Department, NHCRMC EMS and the North Carolina Highway Patrol all assisted after the lady jumped from the eastbound bridge just after 10:30 a.m. Two firemen from New Hanover County Fire Rescue and Sgt. Bryant from NHCSO were able to rappel down to help the female.

NHCSO said she was transported to the hospital and is recovering; with no life-threatening injuries.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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