- Aug 13th 2014 at 2:55PM
Dashcam Shows Trooper Saving Man Attempting To Jump Off Bridge
Man rescued moments before possible suicide attempt
A Maryland state trooper stopped a man attempting to end his life by jumping off a bridge Sunday by tackling him to the ground. The rescue was caught on trooper Joshua Kim's dashboard camera.
Kim told the Washington Post he saw the man walking along the shoulder of the road on Tydings Bridge while heading north on Interstate 96. "As soon as I saw him, I kind of knew. It kind of kicked in," Kim told the Post.
By the time he made a U-turn, the man was already climbing the safety wall. Kim tackled the man and handcuffed him to prevent him from attempting to hurt himself.
The man thanked Kim and told him about health and family problems on the way to the hospital. The bridge has been the site of suicide attempts in the past, and in 2008 a man fell to his death.