Watch NJ State Trooper Rescue a Suicidal Man From Bridge
The New Jersey State Police posted a video on Facebook of a trooper saving a suicidal man from jumping off a bridge.
Monday evening, Trooper Nicholas Corvino was dispatched to the report of a man sitting on the ledge of the bridge on the Newark Bay Extension on the New Jersey Turnpike in Hudson County.
When Trooper Corvino arrived, he found a 19-year-old man sitting on the concrete edge of the bridge.
While speaking to the man, the trooper observed that he was distraught and was contemplating jumping off the bridge. After a brief conversation, Trooper Corvino convinced the man to step back onto the roadway and escorted him to his troop car.
While driving the man to a gas station off the highway, Trooper Corvino continued to talk with him. A short time later, Jersey City EMS arrived at the gas station and transported him to an area hospital for further treatment.
If you are experiencing experiencing a crisis that seems too much to bear to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
Excellent job, Trooper Corvino!