WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) — The family of a woman who fell off a drawbridge is holding a press conference discussing her death.
On Feb. 6, the 79-year-old Palm Beach County resident was walking her bicycle across the Royal Park Bridge when the bridge gates went down and the bridge started to go up.
The woman tried to hang on as a nearby skateboarder came to her rescue, but she lost her grip, falling at least 50 feet to her death.
“Our client was enjoying a beautiful South Florida afternoon when she suffered this devastating fall. This should have never happened,” said an attorney representing the woman’s family.
Police said they were looking into any lapses in safety practices that could have led to the woman’s death. According to a West Palm Beach police spokesman, there should have been a bridge tender keeping an eye out for anyone on the bridge.
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