Woman rescued after jumping off Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

Posted by Kristy Ondo - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A woman is recovering after a dramatic water rescue near the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge.

The bridge tender called 911 last night to report that a woman was jumping off the side of the bridge.

A Wilmington Police Officer was in the area and was able to respond instantly with the help of a boater.

Officers found the woman who jumped off the bridge face down and unconscious in the water.

They pulled her into the boat and began CPR until emergency workers took over on shore.

The woman is expected to survive.