Saved By The Bra

Coloradans sure are getting inventive with their undergarments this summer. First, we had the Thong Bandits who wore women's thongs over their faces in an attempt to conceal their identity during a robbery in Arvada. Then there was the priest caught jogging naked in Greeley who seemed to spur a copy-cat jogger who wore only a thong in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Until now, however, women have stayed out of the creative undergarment capers. Jessica Bruinsma, 24, of Colorado Springs has changed all of that. Last Thursday, June 19, Bruinsma was rescued after a fall in the Bavarian Alps thanks to quick thinking and a very helpful white sports bra.

Bruinsma got lost while hiking and then fell almost twenty feet, breaking four ribs and dislocating her shoulder. She spent 70 hours on a narrow ledge, but luckily there was a lumberjack supply carrier line within reach. For two days the line never moved, but when Bruinsma suddenly noticed the supply line moving, she attached her sports bra and sent it down the mountain. After finding the bra, rescuers were able to shift the focus of their search and Bruinsma was soon found. Now that's one bra that lifts, supports and saves lives. -- Aubrey Shoe

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