Officers save female on bridge

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Photo: Brandon Police Service

Source: Brandon Police Service Media Release

At 2:25 pm Brandon Police Service received a report of a female who was walking along the outside of the railing on the south bound first street bridge.  Members immediately attended to her and shut down traffic in both directions.  As the female was feeling suicidal members from the Crisis Negotiator Unit were called out to assist.  Members from BFES were also there to stand by with both an ambulance and water rescue equipment.  A family member of the woman was also on scene speaking with her.  By 4:00 pm the woman started to fatigue and slip.  She required the assistance of officers to pull her over to safety.  She was immediately taken to BRHC by ambulance where she was met by family.