DEPUTIES SAVE LIFE OF MAN SEEKING TO JUMP OFF BRIDGE IN EL CAJON

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April 30, 2014 (El Cajon) – Deputies from the Santee Sheriff station saved the life of a man who sought to jump off the Greenfield Drive Bridge over State Route 67.  Deputies responded to a call shortly after 5:30 p.m., where they found the man standing near the edge of the overpass.

Deputies requested that the highway be shut down and engaged the man in conversation. They learned he was upset and wanted to kill himself by jumping off the bridge.

The officers succeeded in persuading the man to come down safely and he was transported to a hospital for evaluation.