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August 14, 2014

Boston EMT praised for saving woman who looked ready to leap

The EMT was returning to headquarters after a long day, when she pulled over to help a woman standing on a concrete barrier of a highway bridge

The Boston Globe

BOSTON — An EMT driving back to headquarters after a long day of routine calls instinctively pulled over when she saw a woman in distress on the highway, and made one last save for the day.

Alexandra Gallucci, a 25-year-old EMT for Fallon Ambulance Service, said she was driving on Interstate 93 at about 6:30 p.m. Monday when she saw a woman standing on the concrete barrier on the edge of the Massachusetts Avenue Connector bridge in Boston.

The woman, who appeared to be in her 20s, was visibly distressed and seemed like she was about to leap down to the highway below, Gallucci said.

Read full storyQuick-thinking EMT praised in Boston highway rescue

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