Woman dangles from bridge after it opens underneath her

A Florida woman had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck on a railroad bridge.

The woman was pictured clinging on for dear life after the bridge opened underneath her while she was crossing, leaving her at risk of a terrifying drop.

Shocked onlookers in Fort Lauderdale called for help and eventually the woman was rescued by local firefighters. They cheered as she was rescued using a 24-foot ladder.

One onlooker told the Sun Sentinel: "She was just stuck in this Jesus Christ position."

The woman, dressed in pink, said she had been taking part in a charity walk for Breast Cancer earlier that day.