FORT LAUDERDALE (WPLG/TWITTER/CNN) - A video of a bizarre rescue showed a Florida woman hanging on for dear life - as she dangled from a raised drawbridge.
A 55-year-old south Florida woman was dangling more than 20 feet up from a raised railroad bridge.
"I would have been flipping out - 'oh my gosh, oh my gosh,'" said Anna Matlock, a witness.
She clung on seemingly frozen to the crossing - her legs locked. Her hands pressed tight to the structure. For about 20 minutes she hung there.
Below, a crowd of onlookers snapped photos - some ending up on twitter. After a flurry of calls to 911, the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department hoisted a 24 foot ladder and brought her down to the cheering crowd.
She was safe and apparently unharmed. It's unclear what she was doing on the bridge in the first place. It's marked with a no trespassing sign and there's a warning siren when it's about to go up.
And there is another nearby bridge for pedestrians to cross.
The woman wearing pink had reportedly just finished a cancer walk Saturday morning called "Making Strides against Breast Cancer," when the bridge went up with her on it.
The bridge over Fort Lauderdale's New River is remotely controlled.
Once she walked out on it and it started up there was no way to stop it and no way for her to get off.
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