A Mason City man is credited with helping save the life of a woman who apparently jumped off a bridge and into the city’s Willow Creek. Twenty-five-year-old Jason Thorson was walking out of a convenience store around 9:30 last night when it appeared a woman who Thorson and friends passed by on the bridge earlier apparently jumped off into the water.

Thorson says he ran to the north side of the bridge and jumped into the water to save the woman. He says it appeared the woman landed face first in about eight inches of water, suffering abrasions to her face. Mason City police identify the woman as 20-year-old Alicia Sutton of Mason City, who was taken to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa for treatment.

No official report on Sutton’s condition is available at this time.

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