New Jersey State Trooper Talks Suicidal Man Off Bridge
On Monday, a New Jersey State Trooper rescued a suicidal man attempting to jump from the Newark Bay Extention portion of the New Jersey Turnpike in Jersey City, Hudson County.
At 8:04 p.m., Trooper Nicholas Corvino was dispatched to the report of a man sitting on the ledge of the bridge on the Newark Bay Extention. When Tpr. Corvino arrived, he observed a 19-year-old man sitting on the concrete edge of the bridge.
While speaking to the man, Tpr. Corvino observed that he was distraught and was contemplating jumping off the bridge. After a brief conversation, Tpr. Corvino convinced the man to step back onto the roadway and escorted him to his troop car.
We urge anyone experiencing a crisis that seems too much to bear to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or go to www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.