Sports bra saves hiker

June 24, 2008 6:04:03 AM PDT
You never know when a good sports bra might save your life.

Police in Germany say an American hiker was rescued thanks to her bra.

Jessica Bruinsma of Colorado was hurt in a fall while hiking in the Bavarian Alps.

The 24-year-old was stranded for nearly three days on a rocky overhang after suffering a dislocated shoulder.

She attracted the attention of lumberjacks by tying her bra to a cable used to carry timber.

A local police officer says Bruinsma used her head by keeping her shirt and jacket, but using her bra as a signal.

The officer adds, "She's a very smart girl."