Suicidal teen rescued from Paso Robles bridge
April 22, 2016
A suicidal teen spent more than an hour sitting on the edge of the 13th Street Bridge in Paso Robles on Wednesday. Police officers and relatives rescued the 18-year-old man who was threatening to jump. [KSBY]
The Paso Robles Police Department received several calls about the distraught teen. Around 5:20 p.m., officers found the teen sitting on the edge of the bridge over the Salinas river.
When police approached the teen, he asked for his family. Officers then contacted the teen’s family members and spent about an hour trying to convince him not to jump.
Lt. Ty Lewis said family members, as well as five officers, managed to grab the teen before he was able to jump. They pulled him to safety, Lewis said.
The teen was taken to San Luis Obispo County Mental Health Services to receive treatment.