BANGOR — A Bangor police officer is warm again after plunging into the Penobscot River to pull a woman who had jumped from a bridge to safety.

Officer Rob Angelo said he didn’t have time to think about the temperature of the water before shedding his bullet proof vest and his gun before wading into the water at about 5:30 Monday afternoon.

The 44-year-old woman who had jumped 40 feet from the Joshua Chamberlain bridge between Bangor and Brewer was in the water asking for help.

Angelo tells the Bangor Daily News he was working on adrenaline as he pulled the woman 20 feet to shore.

The woman was taken to the Eastern Maine Medical Center for treatment and a psychiatric evaluation. Her name wasn’t released.


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