Woman jumps from Broad River Bridge, rescued by private boater, first responders Posted on October 18, 2017 by S Y WoodsOctober 18, 2017 Shortly after 9:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, October 18, a motorist saw a woman jump into the water from the Broad River Bridge and called Emergency Dispatch 9-1-1. Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Burton Fire District personnel responded and, as they arrived at the boat landing, flagged down a man who was out in the water on his boat. The man immediately steered his boat to the deputies and fire personnel and offered them a ride to find the woman. Deputies and fire personnel boarded his boat, while others went onto the bridge where they spotted the woman floating in the water. The man piloted his boat to the location that they spotted her, where she was recovered from the water by deputies and fire personnel on-board. The woman was responsive when they pulled her from the water and was brought safely back to the boat landing. She was then transported by Emergency Medical Services to the Beaufort Memorial Hospital for further eva luation. The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office thanks the motorist for calling 9-1-1 and the boater for his timely assistance, without either of whom the woman may not have survived.