MCFRS Rescues Woman From Great Seneca Creek After Fall from Bridge
Montgomery County Fire Rescue units were called to help a woman who jumped from the CSX train bridge spanning the Great Seneca Creek near Waring Station Road in Germantown, in what Montgomery County Police are investigating as a suicide attempt.
According to Pete Piringer, senior spokesperson for the MCFRS, shortly before 10:00 pm on Saturday night, Nov. 4, an unidentified adult woman jumped about 70-feet from the bridge into the shallow waters of the Great Seneca Creek. Firefighters used boats and ATVs to reach the woman who was seriously injured after the fall from the bridge.
The incident took place near the CSX railroad tracks about 1,000 feet east of Waring Station Road in a remote wooded area with rough terrain, according to Piringer.
CSX train service was halted for about an hour while MCFRS units used the railroad right of way to stage in an effort to locate and extricate the patient.
The patient was extricated from the creek and transported to a local hospital with priority 1 trauma injuries. According to Rebecca Innocenti, a spokesperson for MCPD, police are investigating the incident as an attempted suicide.
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