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In this photo provided by the Placer County Sheriff's Office, sheriff's and other officials look where a woman fell 60 feet while trying to take a selfie on the 730-foot-tall Foresthill Bridge, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, near Auburn, Calif. The sheriff's office says the woman was airlifted to Sutter Roseville Medical Center and is expected to survive. (Placer County Sheriff's Office via AP)

A woman fell off California's highest bridge while taking a selfie


A woman fell off California's highest bridge as she was taking a selfie.

Fortunately, she survived despite falling 60 feet, the Placer County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.

Deputies said the woman, who was not identified, was from Sacramento. She and her friends were walking on the bridge's girders when she tried to take a selfie and fell to the trail below. She was knocked unconscious and needed surgery for broken bones, but lived.

Here's the PCSO's announcement.

This young lady is very lucky to be alive and the consequences could have been worse for her, her friends and her family.
Placer County Sheriff's Office

Witness Paul Goncharuk told CBS Sacramento the woman stepped on the bridge's bolts "weirdly," causing her to fall.

Police said anyone found on a closed portion of the bridge would be arrested. 

PCSO also posted video of the rescue efforts.

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