Woman jumps off Marcelo Fernan Bridge, rescued by Maritime Group

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THE Philippine National Police Maritime Group-Central Visayas saved a 28-year-old woman who jumped off the Marcelo Fernan Bridge Monday morning, May 10, 2021.

In an interview with Superbalita Cebu, Police Executive Master Sergeant Noel Rogelio Avenido said that footage of the closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera shows the woman walking. When she reached the middle of the bridge, she suddenly jumped off.

He said the staff watching the CCTV footage even heard the impact the woman made when she hit the water.

They contacted a fisherman fishing under the bridge to first respond and go to the area where the woman fell because they were still preparing their rubber boat. When the police arrived, they transferred the woman from the fisherman’s boat to theirs.

Avenido said that the woman was from Barangay Bangkal, Lapu-Lapu City. She was wearing a white t-shirt and tattered pants. She was conscious when she was brought to the shore.

The police called for the assistance of the Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office. She was brought to the Lapu-Lapu City Hospital for treatment.

They do not know yet the reason for the woman to jump off the bridge. (REV)