Woman Trapped on Drawbridge Rescued: Caught on Tape

A Fort Lauderdale woman held on for nearly an hour after getting lost on a breast cancer walk.
1:39 | 10/14/13

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We turn on the dramatic rescue of the wan there dangling high in the air from an open drawbridge. It all turned out all right. How did she get there in the first place? Reporter: Watch closely. In the pink shirt. A WOMAN IF HER 50s HOLDING ON. Trapped on a rail road drawbridge. She had just finished a charity walk in ft. Lauderdale. Oh, my gosh, she's stuck up there. Reporter: Below her, a river. The woman keling abc news she used to take rock climbing classes. Lessons she used saturday. They were telling her to hold on. Not to jump. Not to lock her knees. Reporter: She began crossing the bridge when warning sirens rang. The bridge began to rise. The woman began to press her back up against it, clinging on for dear life. Really upsetting. People were crying. Concerned. Reporter: She wasn't supposed to be on the tracks. She's legally blind, her son telling us, and couldn't see the no trespassing signs. The bridge operator couldn't see her because the bridge is operated from 400 miles away. This woman, who police haven't named, held on long enough for firefighters to save her life. People below, cheering her on. 20 minutes, and completely unhurt. For "good morning america," gi oh, benigio

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