AMES, IOWA — The Ames Police and Fire Departments worked in tandem early this morning to save a ‘distraught’ woman from a railroad bridge.
Ames police say they were called by Union Pacific employees just before 1:30 a.m to report seeing a person on a railroad bridge at Dayton Avenue. Police found the woman grasping a railing on the bridge.
Officers grabbed the woman’s arms and held her from falling while the Ames Fire Department positioned a ladder truck beneath the bridge. Another officer then climbed the ladder and secured the woman while firefighters lowered the ladder safely. She was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation.