Woman rescued from Columbus river

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COLUMBUS, Ind. (WTHR) - Firefighters rescued a woman in the East Fork of the White River Friday morning after they say she jumped off of the 3rd Street Bridge in Columbus.

According to Columbus Police, officers were called on a suspicious person leaning over the bridge shortly before 9:00 a.m. and one officer saw the woman jump into the water.

Columbus Fire and Bartholomew County Water Rescue teams were called in while police kept watch of the woman as she drifted down the river.

A Columbus Fire Department company got to the Water St. public boat ramp ahead of the woman, who was struggling to stay above the water.


Wearing a water rescue suit, Columbus firefighter Daniel Pinnow swam out to catch the woman and both were pulled to the river bank.

She went to the hospital in a waiting ambulance. Her condition is unknown.

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