Woman who jumped from downtown bridge released from hospital

LACONIA — The Belmont woman who jumped from the footbridge behind City Hall Tuesday night was treated and released from Lakes Region General Hospital early Wednesday morning.
Police said Melanie Sweeney, 37, of Belmont was released at 1:20 a.m. and taken to the Belknap County House of Corrections for protective custody.
Sweeney's life was saved Tuesday evening by a fisherman who saw her jump from the bridge into the cold Winnipesaukee River. He was able to go into the water and pull her to safety.
Firefighters took her to LRGH after initial treatment in the basement of a nearby business.