Police: Woman may have jumped off Florida bridge on dare from friends

Published On: May 06 2013 06:34:48 AM EDT   Updated On: May 06 2013 06:35:37 AM EDT

Police say a woman who jumped off the Rickenbacker Causeway's William Powell Bridge may have done so on a dare from friends.

The Miami Herald reports a snorkeler told authorities he saw the woman leap off the bridge about 6 p.m. Sunday. He says the woman landed on her back and struggled in the water, so he swam over to her.

Officials say witnesses heard people encouraging her to jump.

The woman was taken to a hospital for observation but was in stable condition.

Police say they don't consider the jump a suicide attempt.


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