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Teen rescued after jump from Wood bridge

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Teen rescued after jump from Wood bridge

BRUNSWICK — Police and emergency crews rescued a 14-year-old Topsham girl from the Androscoggin River Monday afternoon after she leaped from the Frank J. Wood bridge on Maine Street.

Cmdr. Marc Hagan said the girl landed in a shallow portion of the river and didn't receive life-threatening injuries. Police and emergency crews were on the scene minutes after motorists reported seeing the girl jump at around 2:30 p.m.

Hagan said police used the Marine Patrol boat to reach the girl, who was taken to the Water Street boat launch and later transported to Mid Coast Hospital.

The heavily traveled bridge is adjacent to Fort Andross Mill and connects Brunswick to Topsham.