MILLCREEK — As Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Nick Swallow approached the overpass, he could see a trembling woman who seemed to be having trouble holding on.
“I could see that she was on the outside of the fence. She was clenching the fence on that small ledge and was shaking,” he said.
Swallow had to find that difficult balance of acting quickly, but not approaching the suicidal woman with such aggression that he scared the woman into jumping.
In the end, Swallow, UHP trooper Mike Funk and several others, including a bystander, were able to save the woman’s life by holding her so she wouldn’t jump or fall off of the ledge until emergency crews could get her down.
The heroic rescue began about 7:15 a.m. Tuesday when motorists called 911 to report a woman was on the edge of the 3300 South overpass spanning I-215 …