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.

The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 212685611 -
Gray Television, Inc.