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Fall River and State Police rescue attempted bridge jumper at Charles Braga Bridge in Fall River



Photo of previous bridge jump attempt in June of 2022 courtesy of Trevor Santana

Fall River and Massachusetts State Police possibly saved the life of a man on Friday evening.

According to scanner transmissions, a call came in to Fall River Police via Somerset Police just after 8:30 p.m. for an individual climbing the railing on the westbound side of the Charles Braga Bridge in Fall River.

In the matter of a few minutes, personnel had the man on the ground safely.

The individual was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

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