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This article was published 28/4/2010 (3485 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
WINNIPEG - A group of bus passengers are being credited with saving the life of a Winnipeg woman early this morning.
The woman was on the Osborne Street bridge around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday and threatened to jump off, police said. A transit bus stopped nearby and its passengers prevented the woman from jumping.
Winnipeg Police Service spokesman Const. Jason Michalyshen said the passengers may have saved the woman's life after at least one person restrained her. Police also attended the scene to help deal with the woman.
"I'm not sure what the intentions of this female was, but certainly this individual took it upon himself, (he) observed someone in distress and ensured that she remained safe," said Michalyshen.
The passengers did the right thing by helping the woman, Michalyshen said, though he noted members of the public should keep their own safety in mind when intervening in situations.
"That gives everybody a pretty good feeling," he said. "We rely on the public in a variety of ways."
Updated on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 2:38 PM CDT: changed headline to Assiniboine