FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A woman rescued in Mid-October, after dangling from a Fort Lauderdale railroad bridge, won't be charged with trespassing, NBC 6 reports.
The woman was walking across the New River railroad bridge when it began to open. Witnesses called 911 to report that the woman was dangling 22 feet above the tracks with the bridge in the upright position, city officials said. She had taken part in a cancer walk earlier in the day.
Firefighters responded and helped rescue the woman using a 24-foot ladder as witnesses cheered them on. She was not injured.
The woman, identified as Wanda McGowan, is legally blind, a spokesman for the railroad told NBC 6 South Florida.
"Based on the recommendation of police who interviewed her Monday we won't pursue charges," Florida East Coast Railway Senior VP Bob LeDoux told NBC 6 South Florida.
"Wanda, with her eyesight, was not able to move quickly, and found herself in the condition she found herself in," LeDoux told the Sun Sentinel.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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