Woman falls from train bridge onto Winooski River bank in Colchester

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COLCHESTER — A woman was hospitalized after falling off a train bridge onto the bank of the Winooski River in Colchester yesterday, according to Colchester Police.

The incident, reported at approximately 8:54 p.m., initially was thought to have occurred near Lime Kiln Road, but was later confirmed to be in the area of Gorge Road.

The woman was located lying on the river bank after her fall from the bridge.

Officers from South Burlington Police Department, Winooski Police Department, and University of Vermont Police Services assisted in the response to the incident.

Train traffic was halted in the area as rescue teams from Colchester Fire Department, Colchester Technical Rescue, South Burlington Fire Department, Winooski Fire Department, and Saint Michael’s College Fire collaborated to retrieve the injured woman.

The woman was later transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center by Saint Michael’s College Rescue for evaluation of her injuries.

The extent of her injuries is yet to be determined.

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