Woman Survives 60ft Fall After Trying To Take Selfie On Bridge

A woman fell 60 feet from California's tallest bridge while trying to take a selfie and survived.

The unidentified female was walking along the 730-foot tall Foresthill Bridge when she fell on Tuesday. Police confirmed that she was airlifted to hospital from the scene, adding that she was very lucky not to have died.

Placer County Sherrif's Office told the Mail Online that the walkways under the bridge are closed, because they pose a risk of falling and it's illegal to walk on them. The ban is being routinely ignored by people, who head to the bridge to take extreme photos.

After the woman's fall on Tuesday, police have issued a follow-up warning and announced that anyone caught trespassing will be fined.

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They also revealed that in just one day 34 people were caught by police trying to illegally get onto the bridge in 2015.

In a statement, police said: "This young lady is very lucky to be alive and the consequences could have been worse for her, her friends and her family."

Police added that the woman had a lucky escape, however, anyone who fell all the way to the bottom of the American River Canyon would die.

Since opening in 1973, almost 100 people have died from falling or jumping from the bridge - which is the fourth highest in the US.

Police say they have been forced to increase patrols in the area since the selfie-craze began.


Source: Daily Mail


Featured Image Credit: Placer County Sherrif's Office/Instagram/@ceciliachen127

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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