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Vero: Man attempts to jump off Bridge

Vero: Man attempts to jump off Bridge

Vero: Man attempts to jump off Bridge

 

Two Vero Beach police officers saved a man — in mid-air — as he jumped Friday afternoon from a Vero Beach bridge, said police officials.

On June 23rd, at approximately 1:48pm, VBPD  Dispatch received a call about a male possibly attempting to jump off the 17th Street (Alma Lee Loy) Bridge.

Ofc. Richard Chimenti was attempting to establish a dialogue with the male, as Ofc. Kyle Eder arrived on scene.

At that time, the male leaped forward from the railing in at attempt to jump off the bridge.

Ofc. Chimenti reacted swiftly by grabbing the subject’s arm as he dangled off the bridge.

Ofc. Eder climbed up on the railing and grabbed the male, and together the two officers were able to pull him back over the railing and onto solid ground.

The subject was evaluated on scene by EMS and transported to the hospital by our officers for a Baker Act.

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