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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Citizens Who Saved Suicidal Woman Honoured

A dramatic rescue on Reversing Falls Bridge has resulted in kudos for some quick-thinking citizens.

Student Jane Foster was driving across the bridge in July 2013 when she noticed an elderly woman talking to another woman who was standing outside the railing. She and her passenger, Curt Delaney, pulled over and tried to hold on to the woman while she struggled to jump over the side.

Once police arrived they continued to try and pull her back over and managed eventually to pull her to safety. Delaney tells CHSJ News it was a bizarre experience.

Foster, Delaney, Bill Clark, and Constable Peter Osbourne all were given an award from the Saint John Police Commission for their bravery in saving the woman's life.