Search on for Ashdown woman in Red River after wreck on I30 bridge

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    Search on for Ashdown woman in Red River after wreck on I30 bridge

    FULTON, AR (KSLA) -
    Emergency crews are searching for an Ashdown woman who police say jumped off the Red River Bridge to avoid a jackknifing 18-wheeler barreling toward her early Saturday morning.


    Wow, the water was surely very cold, & the currents in the Red River are very bad. That would be just west of the 18 mile marked exit at Fulton.
     
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    that looks like a heck of a ways down
     
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    Yes, its a long way down to the water. I still do not find an update, with the temp being so cold, & the water being cold to I figure she will not make it. Plus its quite common for trees, limbs, & other derbies to be floating down river too.

    I can't imagine having the choice of being hit by an 18 wheeler coming at me or jumping off that bridge.
     
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    Bad weather could delay recovery effort for missing woman

    Norwood says the impact knocked all of his clothes off except for his underwear and socks. "It was so far down there I closed my eyes when I hit the water I didn't know I hit the water until I open my eyes and I was underneath the water. I prayed to the Lord, 'Please let me make it over here,' and I made it to the bank."


    Norwood is now recovering at CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital in Texarkana, with broken ribs and a punctured lung."

    Authorities believe Northcross also leapt in that terrifying moment. While Norwood says he didn't see if she leapt or was knocked off the bridge, her family insists she did not jump willingly.


    Norwood recalls hearing her call for help, however, after she hit the water. "One time she said,"Help!" but I couldn't get out there."

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