BUFFALO, N.Y. - Authorities say a woman apparently trying to commit suicide has survived a 30-metre plunge off the bridge linking the U.S. and Canada.

The Buffalo News reports that the woman was seen pacing on the walkway on the Peace Bridge on Monday morning before removing her shoes and jumping into the Niagara River.

A U.S. Coast Guard crew stationed about three kilometres south of the bridge used a boat to reach the area within minutes.

They found the woman floating in the river and pulled her into the boat.

She was taken to shore and handed over to an ambulance crew who took her to a Buffalo hospital.

The woman, said to be in her 30s, is reported in stable condition. Her name hasn't been released.