Woman pulled to safety from overpass

A woman who was spotted sitting on an interstate overpass railing was pulled to safety Wednesday by two Oakwood police officers.

Oakwood Police Chief Tim Hatch said Thursday morning the incident happened on the Plainview Road bridge over I-985.

“An (officer) driving and came upon a female subject sitting on the rail of the Plainview Road overpass, and on the far side of the rail.  The Sergeant notified dispatch and requested assistance.”

The officer was able to grab the woman from behind and pull her to safety with the help of another officer who had responded to his call for help.

Chief Hatch said the woman was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

This is the second known such incident in the Oakwood area in almost two years: EARLIER STORY. POSTED OCT. 4, 2022: A would-be jumper was safely talked out of leaping from the Exit 16 (Mundy Mill Road) overpass in Oakwood Monday morning. Oakwood Police Chief Tim Hatch says it happened about 7:00. “The call occurred in the (county’s jurisdiction) but we were dispatched since we had units that were closer,” Hatch added. “The incident was resolved and the person that was threatening to jump was taken for an evaluation without further incident.”