Friday, March 30, 2012

Cattaraugus County: Woman falls through hole in bridge...dies

A woman died early this morning after police say she fell through a hole in the old Red House Bridge over the Allegheny River. Authorities said she was walking with a male companion, who also fell into the river. The incident was reported at about 12:45am.
Cattaraugus County Undersheriff William Nichols told the Times Herald both individuals fell through the hole in the pavement of the bridge, which is located on Old Route 17 in the town of Salamanca. Authorities said the man was able to to swim out of the river and then called 911. 
An autopsy will be performed at the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo. 

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