A local man has died after jumping off of Mount Hope Bridge.
According to Rhode Island State Police, at approximately 12:26 a.m. on Friday, Rhode Island State Police received an initial call from the Bristol Police Department concerning a bridge jumper.
Bristol Police arrived initially to the scene and then requested the Rhode Island State Police.
According to two witnesses who called into dispatch, a man was spotted parked on the bridge. One of the witnesses saw what they believed to be a man go over the railing at approximately 12:03 a.m.
The man was retrieved from the water by the Bristol Fire/Marine Unit and pronounced dead just after his retrieval.
The medical examiner cleared the scene just after 3:00 a.m.
RISP made notification to the victim’s family after the incident.
According to family of the victim, he was a Tiverton resident.
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