Woman accidentally falls off Kitimat’s Haisla Bridge following an argument

Alcohol is considered a factor in the incident where a woman fell onto a log jam beneath the bridge.

A 23-year-old woman was transported to Kitimat General Hospital and then to Mills Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries after falling off the Haisla Bridge in Kitimat on April 6 at 4:47 a.m.

Police arrived to the bridge on a call that a woman had jumped off a bridge and they were quickly flagged down and directed to where the woman had landed on a log jam on the river.

Police say that the investigation found that the woman and one of the males in her group appeared to have been intoxicated and began arguing while walking from a nearby bar.

The woman, in the course of the argument, found herself on the roadway. She then leapt over the rail on the other side of the bridge while trying to dodge an oncoming vehicle. The woman’s cousin, who was also with the group, told police she likely didn’t realize there was no platform to stand on on that side of the bridge.

Police say there is no indication of any foul play or an attempt by the woman to intentionally harm herself.

Police say the investigation is still ongoing at this point.

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