Woman pulled from water near Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel

Posted at 9:58 AM, Mar 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-30 13:19:23-04

Suffolk, Va. - A woman was pulled from the water near the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel on Monday morning, officials tell NewsChannel 3.

The call came in at 9:04 a.m. from a passerby who reportedly saw the woman in the water.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Crews pulled the woman from the water. She was in waist-deep water, holding on to a bridge pylon, and half of her body was in the water, they say.

The woman was treated at the scene for hypothermia conditions and ground transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Virginia State Police say the woman was driving a 2011 Nissan on I-664 southbound and parked it on the right shoulder near the Suffolk Inspection Station. She then entered the water near the base of the bridge and began to walk from the shoreline into the water.

Her vehicle was removed from the bridge area after she was taken to the hospital.

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