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Mon., 8:32am: Woman who jumped off bridge is critical

December 9, 2013
Tribune Chronicle |

EAST LIVERPOOL - An East Liverpool woman who was rescued from the Ohio River after jumping early Saturday morning remains in critical condition at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh.

A hospital spokeswoman said Cynthia Boyce, 55, was admitted to the intensive care unit.

Boyce, who jumped into the river from the Newell Bridge shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday, was rescued after toll booth worker Gene Simmons called authorities. Newell volunteer firefighters deployed a rescue boat, found her conscious and brought her to shore on the West Virginia side.

Boyce was taken to East Liverpool City Hospital by the Chester-Newell Ambulance Service and then transported to Pittsburgh.



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