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Body recovered at New River Gorge Bridge

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GLEN JEAN (WVVA) - The body of a 53-year-old woman was recovered Wednesday after officials say she jumped to her death from the New River Gorge Bridge.

According to a news release from the National Parks Service, the woman stopped her car on the bridge, placed a step stool next to the rail and jumped from the bridge, despite several motorists attempting to stop her.

The woman fell 876 feet.

The woman's body was recovered from the terrain under the bridge approximately 40 minutes later.

Park Rangers, the Fayette County Sheriff's Department, Fayetteville Fire Department and EMS personnel all responded to the scene.

The incident remains under investigation.

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