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Woman In Breast Cancer Walk Gets Stuck On Raised Railroad Bridge

A breast cancer walk turned into a frightening ordeal for a woman who was left clinging to a railroad drawbridge over Fort Lauderdale's New River.

It wasn't immediately clear why the pink-clad woman, who has been identified only as a 55-year-old from Dania Beach, was trying to cross the railroad bridge, which is closed to pedestrians and wasn't part of the route for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K.

Images of her gripping the span after it opened and rose to an upright position flooded social media. Onlookers told Local10 the woman remained calm as she held on 22 feet in the air for about 20 minutes until firefighters were able to rescue her with a ladder.

Witness Philip Glazebrook said the bridge gives a loud signal before it rises over the river.

“This bridge is controlled from Tallahassee. There’s not a bridge minder here anymore,” he told NBC6. “So she’s stuck on the bridge and she’s going up. The next thing is, she’s stuck, straddled like Jesus Christ."

Fortunately, reports CBS Miami, the woman was unhurt. Check out the dramatic photos at the link!!!

by Anonymousreply 1910/14/2013

"My new Halloween costume has just been found."

The comments section is hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 110/12/2013

can't wait to hear why.

by Anonymousreply 210/12/2013

Do you enjoy it, OP?

by Anonymousreply 310/12/2013

Isn't that ironic?

by Anonymousreply 410/12/2013

Did her one remaining tit get caught in the drawbridge?

by Anonymousreply 510/12/2013

Jesus was straddled?

by Anonymousreply 610/12/2013

This whole "pink" thing is a scam. Check out "thinkbeforeyoupink" also the documentary Pink Ribbons Inc.. You should be thoroughly pissed after seeing this.

by Anonymousreply 710/13/2013

Well now she can add "Drawbridge AND Breast cancer Survivor" to her Fraubook profile.

by Anonymousreply 810/13/2013

LOL, the reporters' name is Logan Tittle !

by Anonymousreply 910/13/2013

Comedy gold!

by Anonymousreply 1010/13/2013

Is that Rosie O'Donnell?

by Anonymousreply 1110/13/2013

If she lives there, she should have known better. Those drawbridges go up unexpectedly.

by Anonymousreply 1210/13/2013

If this is going to be your Halloween costume, you MUST have two pieces of wood at the back.

by Anonymousreply 1310/13/2013

I'm confused. How did she end up on the underside of the bridge?

by Anonymousreply 1410/13/2013

Obviously asking for free health care so, yes, I'd water board her.

by Anonymousreply 1510/13/2013

She's got one hell of a grip, all splayed out like that.

by Anonymousreply 1610/13/2013

Ladies, this is why you NEVER wander off from the herd.

by Anonymousreply 1710/14/2013

I don't think this story would have gone viral without the picture. I laughed until I had tears in my eyes. Those shorts!

by Anonymousreply 1810/14/2013

What a maroon!

by Anonymousreply 1910/14/2013
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