Incredible Video: "She Was Praying A Lot And I Prayed With Her" - Semi Driver Rescued As Truck Dangles From Bridge Over Ohio River

Friday, March 1 2024 by Richard D. Hunt

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Driver in truck dangling over Ohio river safely rescued by fire department
Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg
Driver in truck dangling over Ohio River safely rescued by Louisville Fire Department

A tractor trailer crashed through the rails of a major bridge in Louisville, Kentucky, but the semi did not fall into the extremely cold water below. 

A fire-rescue team considered options and set up a crane to lower a rescuer, who then helped the driver out of the cab - and both were slowly raised to safety on the Clark Memorial Bridge.

WLTX-TV reports: Firefighter Bryce Carden would repel from the bridge and bring the driver to safety.

"We've done some crazy things, but this tops it all,"Carden had to cut the driver out of her seatbelt and get her into a harness before being raised back up.

"She was praying a lot and I prayed with her," Carden said.

Carden is a member of the Louisville Fire Rescue Company. They often train for similar events on bridges and high-rise buildings.


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