RCMP officers stop man from jumping off Confederation Bridge

Published on December 11, 2015

The Confederation Bridge

©Guardian photo by Sally Cole

RCMP officers travelling across the Confederation Bridge managed to stop a 35-year-old man from jumping over the side last night.

At 5:55 p.m., members of the East Prince RCMP responded to a call of a man straddling the bridge wall.

An RCMP officer from Newfoundland and another from Nova Scotia were crossing the bridge in an unmarked police vehicle when they came across the incident.

They intervened and were able to convince the man to come down off the side of the bridge.

A member of the East Prince RCMP arrived soon after and placed the man into custody under the Mental Health Act and transported him to the Prince County Hospital for medical attention.

 

We'll provide further updates on this story later online and in tomorrow's print and e-editions.