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Crews search for man who jumped off of Rhode Island bridge



It has been confirmed that earlier this week a person jumped off of a local bridge.

According to scanner transmissions, a call came in at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Monday for a possible bridge jumper at the center span of the Pell/Newport Bridge.

Police, fire, and the Marine Task Force were among the personnel that responded to the scene.

It was later confirmed that a male had jumped from the bridge.

As of 10:15 p.m. Monday night, crews found what was believed to be a shoe, but had not found a body.

No information was released by officials.

It was recently confirmed that a suicide barrier study for the bridge received state funding as community groups plead for the barriers to be placed.

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide or in emotional distress, reach out for help:

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Free and confidential emotional support available 24/7

Call or text 988 (Veterans: Press 1, Spanish Line: Press 2)
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