04/13/2011

Officer braves cold water to rescue bridge jumper

Bangor, Maine Officer Rob Angelo dove in to save troubled woman, who jumped from 40 feet

By Eric Russell
Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — Officer Rob Angelo didn’t have time to think about the temperature of the water before he shed his Kevlar vest and utility belt and waded into the Penobscot River early Monday evening.

Moments earlier, a woman had jumped from the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge, which looms 40 feet above. She was in the middle of the river, flailing, asking for help.

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