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November 29, 2016

Police marine unit rescues teen after plunge off Ben Franklin Bridge

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The Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

A 16-year-old girl is in stable condition after she reportedly took a plunge off the Ben Franklin Bridge and into the Delaware River on Monday, according to multiple news outlets.

The incident occurred around 4:20 p.m. near the Independence Seaport Museum at Penn's Landing.

There are differing reports on how the girl ended up in the water. NBC10 is reporting that she fell off the bridge, while says she apparently jumped. There is no word on why she was on the bridge or if she was alone.

NBC10 reports she was spotted in the water below the bridge near the Independence Seaport Museum “screaming for help.”

The police marine unit plucked her from the water, and she was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital, where she was treated for hypothermia. No other injuries were reported.