Selma to honor Ala. man who saved bridge jumper

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SELMA, Ala. (AP) — City officials in Selma are planning to honor an Auburn University graduate student credited with rescuing a woman who jumped off the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

WSFA-TV reports (http://bit.ly/XoTsG4 ) a ceremony honoring Doug Bacon of Auburn has been scheduled Tuesday at City Hall. Officials say Bacon was passing through Selma on Jan. 8 when he spotted a woman on the bridge about to jump into the Alabama River below.

Bacon says he stripped down to his underwear and swam out to grab the woman. Emergency responders were waiting at the river bank and revived the jumper.

Bacon, an Army veteran who served in Iraq, says he was fortunate to be able to help the woman.

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Information from: WSFA-TV, http://www.wsfa.com/



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