Girl survives fall from Golden Gate Bridge

The girl was in water for 20 minutes before being pulled to safety.

Last Updated: Apr 18, 2011, 20:23 PM IST

San Francisco: Officials say a 16-year-old girl has survived a fall from San Francisco`s Golden Gate
Bridge.

The Fire Department and the US Coast Guard say the
girl was in the water for 20 minutes yesterday before being
pulled to safety conscious and responsive.

She was transported to Marin General Hospital but her
condition wasn`t immediately available.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that it`s not
known if the girl jumped or fell.

Officials say about 25 people per year die in jumps
from the bridge, roughly 200 feet above the water.

In March, a 17-year-old boy survived after leaping
from the bridge. Officials don`t believe it was a suicide
attempt.

PTI