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Woman hanging onto Fla. bridge saved

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A woman seen dangling from a Fort Lauderdale bridge was rescued Saturday by firefighters after she participated in a cancer walk earlier in the day.

The woman was walking across the New River railroad bridge when it began to open. Witnesses called 911 to report that the woman was dangling 22 feet above the tracks with the bridge in the upright position, city officials said.

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Firefighters responded and helped rescue the woman using a 24-foot ladder as witnesses cheered them on. She was not injured.

The 55-year-old woman, who was wearing a pink shirt, told authorities she had taken part in a breast cancer awareness walk earlier Saturday morning. It was not clear why she was on the bridge since pedestrians are not allowed on it.

The woman wasn’t immediately identified.

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