13/10/2013 12:29 BST | Updated 23/01/2014 23:58 GMT

Woman Left Clinging To Drawbridge Which Rose Up On Breast Cancer Charity Walk (PHOTOS)

A woman on a charity walk for breast cancer was left clinging to a railroad drawbridge, when the contraption rose into the air.

The unidentified woman, dress all in pink, was named only as a 55-year-old from Dania Beach taking part in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K.

The railroad bridge over Fort Lauderdale's New River in Florida, which is closed to pedestrians, wasn't part of the route.

"This bridge is controlled from Tallahassee. There's not a bridge minder here anymore," he told NBC6.

"So she's stuck on the bridge and she's going up. The next thing is, she's stuck, straddled like Jesus Christ."

CBS Miami reported the woman was unhurt and firefighters were able to rescue her with a ladder.