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WILLIAMSPORT — Mark Cyrus was one of two people whose quick thinking Monday evening saved a woman who jumped off the U.S. 11 bridge at Williamsport.
Cyrus, of Falling Waters, W.Va., was driving south on the bridge when he saw someone standing on the span screaming and saying someone else had jumped off the bridge.
Cyrus said he and another man in front of him turned their vehicles around and went down to the river on the Williamsport side.
“You could hear her in the water screaming,” Cyrus said of the person who jumped.
Cyrus said he and the other man went about 30 yards into the river and helped the woman get back to the shore.
Cpl. James Grinnan of the Maryland State Police said he did not have any information about whether the 23-year-old woman who jumped from the bridge was injured.
The woman was taken to Meritus Medical Center, Grinnan said.
The incident was reported at 5:17 p.m.
Grinnan said the Washington County 911 center received calls about a woman standing along the side of the bridge before she jumped.
“Apparently, someone saw her jumping,” he said.
Cyrus said that, luckily, the woman was not in the middle of the river or it could have been a different situation.
An off-duty police officer showed up along with two state police troopers and other people, Cyrus said.
Cyrus said the woman said her back was hurting.
“Which is understandable. We do fishing out there and it’s only 8-, 9-, 10-foot deep,” Cyrus said.
A Herald-Mail Media editor who was driving on the bridge at the time saw traffic stop in one direction, then in both directions.
Some cars on the bridge drove into the River Bottom Park area after the woman jumped.
The air temperature was 45 degrees at the time.