Cheltenham Police Rescue Man From Bridge

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Cheltenham Police Rescue Man From Bridge

A Cheltenham man who intended to harm himself by jumping from the bridge over the Lower High Street, close to the Winston Churchill Memorial Gardens was rescued by Police on Monday evening.

Officers were called to the incident at 8.20pm on Monday 5th May after receiving reports of a man standing on the edge of the bridge, drinking heavily.

Inspector Stephen Norris and PC Jon Carberry from Whaddon Police Station arrived on the scene as the man jumped from the bridge. The officers were somehow able to grab him as he launched himself over the side of the bridge. The man dangled from the bridge, only being supported by the two officers, who called for the assistance of passing members of the public.

With the aid of the passers-by PC Carberry continued to hold the man whilst Inspector Norris made a safety line with his trouser belt and handcuffs that they were then able to use to pull the man to safety. He was taken to Cheltenham General Hospital were he received medical attention.

Inspector Norris sustained an injury to his shoulder during the rescue.

The officers would like to thank the members of public who came to their assistance in saving this man.

Posted : 07/05/2008 17:32:52

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