Woman safely talked off JB Bridge

Columbia police and fire department personnel assisted St. Louis County agencies at about 4 a.m. Wednesday after a distressed woman was on the ledge of the Missouri side of the Jefferson Barracks Bridge on I-255.

The Columbia Volunteer Fire Department launched its rescue boat on the river in case the woman decided to jump from the bridge.

Thankfully, St. Louis County police were successful in talking the woman from doing harm to herself and she was transported by Mehlville (Mo.) EMS to Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis County for evaluation.

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