Person rescued after jumping off bridge in Wisconsin Rapids

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WEAU) -- Rescue crews were on scene after a male subject jumped off the Jackson Street Bridge in Wisconsin Rapids.

The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department said around 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, it got multiple calls about the incident.

Officers and bystanders were able to find the male subject fighting a heavy current and clinging onto a rock wall under the bridge.

Police say a rope was dropped down for the person to hang onto until a rescue boat was able to make it to the scene and remove him from the water.

The male subject was treated and released from the hospital and then transported to a mental health facility for evaluation.

The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department was assisted by the Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department, Wood County Sheriff's Department and Wood County Rescue.

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