New Zealand woman dies after jumping from bridge in Sicamous

The Bruhn Bridge on the Trans-Canada Highway in Sicamous is pictured in this Google Street View image.

SICAMOUS - A 23-year-old woman from New Zealand has died after jumping 20 metres from a bridge into the water in Sicamous early this morning.

The woman from New Zealand was one of four people who jumped from the Bruhn Bridge on the Trans-Canada Highway in Sicamous today, Aug. 8, according to an RCMP media release. The bridge goes over a channel between Mara Lake to the south and Shuswap Lake to the north.

Police say the woman did not return to the surface of the water after the bridge jump.

The other people with her assisted getting the woman to shore where was taken to a local hospital by ambulance, RCMP say. The woman was then transferred to a larger hospital where she was pronounced dead.

RCMP do not believe there was any criminality involved in the woman’s death.

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