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Selfie-Taker Falls Off Foresthill Bridge

Nick Ares / Flickr
 

Nick Ares / Flickr

A woman fell off the Foresthill Bridge in Placer County while taking a selfie Tuesday, April 4.

The Placer County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday the incident occurred after the woman trespassed on the bridge. It is illegal to enter the gated catwalk area.

The woman attempted to take a selfie while standing on the bridge's girders and fell 60 feet below.

The woman was then flown to Sutter Roseville Medical Center via helicopter. 

The Placer County Sheriff's Department reports that the woman is expected to survive. 

Capital Public Radio Staff