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NYPD: Divers leap from copter to save woman who jumped off Brooklyn Bridge

Two police department divers leaped from a helicopter hovering over the frigid East River to rescue a woman who jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge.

The daring rescue happened Saturday at about 7 a.m.

The NYPD says helicopter pilot Erin Nolan was able to get within a few yards of the floating victim.

Divers Michael Cocchi and Jeff Dowling then went into the water from a height of about 12 feet, plucked the woman in the current and swam her to a Fire Department boat.

Police say the 22-year-old woman is in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital.

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