Woman airlifted to hospital after falling from Second Severn Crossing
1:56pm Thursday 21st March 2013 in News
A WOMAN driver was airlifted to hospital after falling into the water at the Second Severn Crossing this morning.
Lifeboat teams searched the woman for an hour after she fell off the bridge from the westbound carriageway at around 11.30am, Swansea coastguards said.
A coastguard spokesman said she was being resuscitated when she was taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.
The Severn Area Rescue Association confirmed the woman was recovered at around 12.30pm.
It is not yet known how severe her injuries are.
A coastguard spokesman said a car had been seen to stop on the bridge shortly before the incident.
Police helicopters from Gwent Police and Avon and Somerset Police joined the search.