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Bridge rescue in Rochester

Emergency responders and civilians moved to help someone on the edge Tuesday afternoon.

Posted: Sep. 11, 2018 8:11 PM
Updated: Sep. 11, 2018 8:17 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Civilians and emergency personnel moved to help someone standing on the edge of a bridge Tuesday afternoon.

The Rochester Fire Department says it was called to the 41st Street bridge over Highway 52 just before 2:30 pm. Firefighters arrived to find three people standing outside the protective fence along the bridge. The Fire Department says two people had gone outside the fence to assist a rescue victim. Law enforcement and other people on the bridge then helped those two until emergency crews made it to the scene.

A ladder truck was set up and firefighters used webbing to hold the three people on the edge of the bridge until the truck’s bucket could reach them. All three people were safely removed from the bridge.

Rochester police, the Minnesota State Patrol, and Gold Cross Ambulance assisted with this incident.

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