Beagle Survives 70-Foot Fall from NJ Bridge

Brandi the beagle had some bruises but no broken bones

Thursday, Sep 20, 2012  |  Updated 4:33 PM PDT
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Brandi the Beagle has a new "leash" on life. She escaped a jump off a New Jersey bridge with only minor bruises. Pat Battle reports.

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A beagle named Brandi survived a 70-foot fall from New Jersey's Burlington-Bristol Bridge.      

The dog got away from its owner during a walk along the Burlington Riverfront Promenade Friday night.      

Bridge officer Rob Bittner saw Brandi walking up the bridge toward Pennsylvania. 

Bittner tells The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill he turned on his emergency lights to slow traffic and followed the dog. Bittner says Brandi was doing fine until she got to the top of the span and her paws felt a steel grate.      

The officer says Brandi jumped into the Delaware River as motorists tried to grab her.      

The beagle's owner recovered her and took her to a veterinarian.

Brandi was bruised around the abdomen, but didn't have any broken bones.

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