S. Ala. Man Rescues Woman Who Leaped From Bridge

JACKSON, Ala. (AP) - Police say a woman who jumped 100 feet from a bridge into the Tombigbee River was rescued by a passing motorist who witnessed the leap.

Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge says Chris Moseley of Leroy swam out to the woman during the incident Tuesday on U.S. 43.

Jackson Police Sgt. Josh Garrett and Officer Ben Marshall assisted Moseley in pulling the woman to shore from about 25 yards out in the river.

Marshall grabbed a rescue rope with a flotation device attached and hurled it toward Moseley, who grabbed the float.

Garrett says the woman was conscious and taken to a hospital. Her motive for the jump was unclear. Her name was not released.

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