Hero scaffolders save woman dangling from bridge

Hull Scaffolders save life of woman
Daltry Street Flyover in Hull. Credit: HullLive
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Two Hull scaffolders have been dubbed hero’s after saving the life of a woman dangling from a flyover bridge.

Scaffolders Jordan Ness, 21, and Jay Shaw, 20, stopped traffic and rushed to the woman’s aid after she was seen walking along the outside of Hull’s Daltry Street flyover.

The duo were driving along Hessle Road towards the flyover when they saw the woman. The pair pulled over in their truck with Jordan making a dash to the woman’s aid, reports HullLive.

“I sprinted up there,” said Jordan. “I grabbed hold of her arm and she was dangling off the bridge so I was lucky to have got to her.

“I had to pull her up and wrap my hands around her waist. I held on to her for about ten to 15 minutes.”

Meanwhile, Jay was stopping traffic down below to warn other drivers before he made his way up to help his friend save the woman’s life.

Jordan, from east Hull, added: “Luckily, my friend Jay got there in time as I probably would have let go of her.”

Jay said: “I just noticed her and pulled over and tried to stop a bit of traffic and luckily someone chipped on to what was going on and people got out of their cars.

“Jordan was holding her for ages. Thankfully, a lorry driver pulled up underneath the bridge to make the fall smaller and someone pulled up on the bridge who was a paramedic.”

Jordan and Jay stayed with the woman on the bridge for 45 minutes to make sure she was okay.

“I calmed her down and said I’m here to talk,” said Jordan. “I was holding her hand to comfort her and Jay was talking to her making her feel better.

“The emergency services managed to get there really quickly. It was absolutely traumatising and heartbreaking.”

“It was not nice to see,” Jay added. “Regardless of who it was.”

A spokesperson from Humberside Police said: “Officers responded to an incident on the Daltry Street flyover on the A63 just before 5pm on Wednesday, January 27.

“The incident was brought to a safe conclusion and the road was reopened.”

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