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Video: 'Quick' cops save man from jumping off bridge

Video: Quick cops save man from jumping off bridge

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By Web Report

Published: Fri 20 Sep 2019, 11:36 AM

Last updated: Fri 20 Sep 2019, 1:41 PM

A distressed man in Tennessee jumped off a bridge but was pulled to safety by two police officers in dramatic rescue. 
The cops have been hailed heroes after body-cam footage filmed them grabbing the man who was hanging off the bridge's rails over a busy road, according to reports in Evening Standard. Traffic unit officer Brian Rehg and his colleague Lieutenant Chris McCarter were standing with the unidentified man on the footpath when he suddenly jumps off the bridge.
The quick-thinking officers leap to hold the man with his full body dangling from the structure and after a struggle they manage to get a grip of him before he slips down. The man is restrained on the pavement until reinforcements arrive.

Although the incident took place on April 8, police released the body-cam footage only now. Knox County Sheriff's Office posted the incident on Facebook and wrote: 'Officer Rehg along with KPD Lt. Chris McCarter grabbed and held onto the young man just seconds before he went over the bridge. Because of their vigilance and quick actions the young man is alive today'.
The post amassed more than 100,000 views and 400 praiseworthy reactions. One person commented: 'Great job, very courageous of the officer to save him, hope the young man gets the help he needs'.

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