Man pulled from edge of 140-foot-tall bridge



CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. (AP) — Sheriff’s officers from two states rushed to a bridge 140 feet above the Columbia River and one of them pulled a reportedly suicidal man back from the edge of the span.

Hood River County, Ore., sheriff’s Deputy Rick Princehouse and Skamania County, Wash., Sgt. Jay Johnston responded Tuesday morning to the Bridge of the Gods at Cascade Locks, Ore., after Portland police said a suicidal man was headed there to jump.

Skamania County Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Bond says the two spotted the man’s car headed toward the Washington side of the river and stopped it. Bond says the man jumped out and ran to the bridge guardrail, but Johnston grabbed him and pulled him back.

The man was taken into custody.

Bond says the officers started the process for the man to “get access to the resources he needs.”


Information from: KATU-TV,