Firefighters rescued a woman found hanging from a sign more than 50 feet above the Calapooia River early Thursday morning.
The rescue operation began with a 911 call from a citizen reporting a woman screaming from beneath the Bryant Way Bridge.
"The citizen reported a female was hanging on a sign beneath the bridge, over the Calapooia River," the fire department said in a report.
Police and firefighters arrived on scene at 12:51 a.m.
"Albany police engaged the distraught female in conversation for approximately 1 hour while Albany Fire Department personnel conducted a technical rescue," firefighters said.