SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA. - A 50-year-old Martinsburg, W.Va., woman fell from the James Rumsey Bridge in Shepherdstown Monday morning and landed in the Potomac River 125 feet below, according to police and rescue officials.
The woman did not suffer any obvious injuries and she had good vital signs and motor skills after the fall, which occurred about 9:35 a.m., said Allen James, deputy chief of the Sharpsburg Fire Co.
A fisherman in a boat on the river took the woman to a public boat ramp at the end of Princess Street in Shepherdstown, James said.
The woman was flown to Washington County Hospital, although her injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, Sgt. E.D. Anderson of the West Virginia State Police said.