SUBJECT: Sheriff’s Deputies Rescue Suicidal Man near Henderson Bridge
RELEASE NUMBER: 2020-NR-013
CONTACT: Col. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Monday, March 02, 2020 at 6:23 PM the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of US 41 south of I-69 upon report of a man threatening suicide.
The man had called 911 and told the dispatcher that he was on a bridge and was planning to jump. The man then asked the dispatcher to tell his family goodbye.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located the man in the southbound lanes of US 41 facing a ledge on the west side of the highway. Sheriff’s deputies approached and were able to pull him away from the ledge.
After being taken into custody the man was transported to Deaconess Midtown Hospital for an evaluation.
According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the 11th most common cause of death in Indiana. On average, one person dies by suicide every nine hours in our state. If you or someone you know has ongoing thoughts of death or suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).