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A39 shut after concern for woman's welfare

A39 shut after concern for woman's welfare

Published by Helen Down at 5:22pm 11th July 2019. (Updated at 5:45am 12th July 2019)

The A39 at Wadebridge was left shut after police were called to concerns for a woman's welfare.

Both lanes were closed and traffic was queuing on Thursday afternoon.

Emergency Services were called to a bridge at around 3.15pm.

The woman has now been taken into the care of mental health professionals.

Police commandeered a boat and say the teams 'undoubtedly saved a life'.

"Police were called at around 3.15pm today (Thursday 11th July) with reports of concern for the welfare of a woman on a bridge on the A39 at Wadebridge.

"Both lanes of the road were shut due to the incident.

"Emergency services attended the scene and the woman has been taken into the care of mental health professionals."

Devon and Cornwall Police

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