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“On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at approximately 10:46 am, a citizen called 9-1-1 to report a female standing outside the railing of the Roosevelt Bridge. The citizen approached the female and told her “Don’t jump! Don’t jump!” The female was then seen jumping off the bridge.
Officers assigned to the Second District responded to the bridge, observed the female in the water, and notified MPD Harbor Patrol.
Special Operations Division Harbor Patrol officers were patrolling in the waterway nearby and immediately responded, pulling the unresponsive female from the water and beginning to administer life-saving care.
The Harbor Patrol officers transported the female to the shoreline, where she was transported by DC Fire and EMS to an area hospital for treatment. Due to the immediate response of these officers, the woman’s life was saved.”