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Woman survives fall from bridge while taking the perfect selfie

By Mason White 12:21 PM April 10, 2017
Woman posing for photos on Foresthill Bridge
Woman posing for photos on Foresthill Bridge-
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) A young woman suffered injuries and was rushed to a hospital after falling from a bridge while taking selfies, according to police in California.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said that the woman, who was not identified, and a group of her friends from the Sacramento area, were walking on the girders underneath the Foresthill Bridge in violation of Placer County Code 12.04.190 and Penal Code 602.

The woman took a selfie and fell from the girders, landing on the trail approximately 60 feet below. She was rushed to the Sutter Roseville Medical Center, where she is being treated for broken bones.

She is expected to survive.

“The walkways under the Foresthill Bridge are closed for the protection of our residents and our community. Any trespassers found on the bridge will be cited. Be safe and tour the bridge from the sidewalks above. This young lady is very lucky to be alive and the consequences could have been worse for her, her friends and her family,” a spokesperson for the The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said.

Jon Brown, a retired police chaplain said: “I have been on that catwalk legally, and it is freaky walking across the span, especially in the middle and looking down at nothing between you and the ground except some metal grating.

“As a retired chaplain, I have had to talk with too many family members of people that have died from jumping or falling off of that bridge. That is a dangerous place and I implore people not to play games with their lives on that bridge.”