A young woman who jumped off a Rickenbacker Causeway bridge suffered several fractures to the spine when she hit the water.
The woman was identified Monday as 22-year-old Jessica Savitz. She was to be released late Monday from Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, said spokeswoman Beverly Counts Rodrigues.
Savitz will have a temporary brace, Counts Rodrigues said.
Friend Jessica Medina told Miami Herald news partner CBS4 that a group of people were jumping off the William Powell Bridge for fun on Sunday evening.
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Savitz, she said, was the only one who was injured.
“When she fell, she landed in a sitting position versus feet straight down and it hurt her back,” Medina said.
A snorkeler saw her and swam over to help. Miami Fire-Rescue responded and took Savitz to the hospital.