Skooter reporting 09/22/12
A dog survived a 70-foot fall from a New Jersey bridge. Brandi the beagle, got loose from its owner during a walk along the Burlington Riverfront Promenade Friday night.
Bridge officer Rob Bittner spotted Brandi strolling up the Burlington-Bristol Bridge toward Pennsylvania. The bridge officer turned on his emergency lights to slow down traffic and followed Brandi. The dog was doing all right, Bittner said, until she got to the top of the span and her paws felt a steel grate. Brandi leaped into the Delaware River as motorists attempted to grab her.
The owner of the beagle recovered her and brought her to a veterinarian. Brandi suffered bruises in the abdomen, but didn’t have any broken bones.