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A Wisconsin state trooper grabs a woman seconds after she got out of her car and attempted to jump off a bridge.
updated 7/20/2004 3:53:29 PM ET 2004-07-20T19:53:29

A state trooper saved a woman's life Monday by grabbing her arm as she jumped from a bridge in Green Bay.

The 36-year-old woman had led authorities to Green Bay's Tower Bridge driving up to 100 miles per hour. The chase began after the woman's family called the police because they were worried about her.

State Patrol Lieutenant Nick Scorcio said when the woman got to the bridge, she stopped and got out of her vehicle. She went to jump off the bridge into the water below.

Then trooper Les Boldt ran and grabbed her arm as she went over. "It was a little bit of a tug of war for awhile," Boldt told NBC's "Today" show.

Two Brown County sheriff's deputies helped Boldt pull the woman up as she struggled with them. She was taken to the hospital.

Boldt, who suffered some scratches, says it was the most eventful day he's ever had.

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