WOMAN JUMPS OFF 4th ST BRIDGE
Elyria – A woman that jumped from the 4th Street Bridge in Elyria Monday afternoon has been flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland for treatment.
Police were called just before 4pm after witnesses saw the woman jump from the Bridge to the water below. A bystander told Police that she tried to talk the 34 year old woman out of jumping but her efforts failed.
An off duty Oberlin Officer who was in the area when the woman jumped made his way down to the water to help the woman. The Officer was able to hold onto the woman until Elyria Police and Firefighters arrived and took over the rescue operation.
The woman was secured to a backboard and carried up the hill where LifeCare Paramedics began treating her. She was then transported to Elyria Memorial Hospital Emergency Room. She was flown a short time later to Cleveland with a broken leg.