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By Stan Greene
Observer Staff Writer 

VIDEO: Santa Monica Police Rescue Man Dangling From SM Pier Bridge In Apparent Suicide Attempt

SM Police and Firemen pulled reluctant man off the bridge, over the rail and to safety.

 

September 26, 2022

Santa Monicans Against Crime (Facebook), posted by Janet McLaughlin

Man Filmed While Attempting to Commit Suicide by Jumping Off Bridge to the Santa Monica Pier

Authorities responded to a person threatening to jump off a bridge in Santa Monica Tuesday, causing a traffic tie up as first responders rallied, the SMPD said in a press release.

Santa Monicans Against Crime (Facebook), posted by Janet McLaughlin

Man Filmed While Attempting to Commit Suicide by Jumping Off Bridge to the Santa Monica Pier

Video of the incident has appeared on the Facebook group Santa Monicans Against Crime, posted by Janet McLaughlin. We watched as SM Police and Firemen pulled reluctant man off the bridge, over the rail and to safety.

Police and the SMFD responded to the incident just after 9 a.m. on Ocean Avenue and Colorado Avenue. A man was threatening to jump off a ramp over Pacific Coast (1) Highway, according to Public Information Officer Lt. Rudy Flores.

The person was safely removed from the ramp around 10 a.m., Flores said. Traffic near the intersection was significantly impacted, as was traffic on Moomat Ahiko Way, police noted.

 

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