BRIDGE JUMPER Emergency Workers Pull Man Who Apparently Jumped From Bridge, To Safety
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Videographer: John Tincher
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Jan. 4, 2013 1:03 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 5, 2013 1:00 PM EST
EYEWITNESS ONLINE WEBCAST VIDEO C L I C K T O P L A Y
, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
A mental health patient had to pulled out of the Kanawha River after jumping off of the South Side Bridge Friday morning.
Police and paramedics found the 39-year-old man clinging to nearby rocks.
Eyewitness News has learned the man walked away from the Prestera Center, where he was being treated, about 9 a.m. Friday. The man undressed before jumping off the bridge, then swam to the southern bank of the river.
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