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Suicidal man saved by team of truckers parked beneath bridge

Suicidal man saved by team of truckers parked beneath bridge

13 semi-trucks lined up underneath a metro Detroit overpass above I-696.

The incident happened on April 24th at approximately 12:45 a.m.in Oak Park, Michigan.

Several truck drivers in MI helped state police deter a man threatening to jump off an overpass above a highway. All lanes were closed in both directions as the semi drivers parked side-by-side as close as they could underneath the overpass.

Michigan State Police reminds everyone that while this photo does show a fearless rescue effort, it also shows a man struggling.




Negotiators spoke with the man for several hours and he eventually walked off the bridge. Mike Shaw told the station that the law enforcement group had been using the tactic since he started in the department 23 years ago.

Michael Shaw said troopers received a call early Tuesday about the man standing on an overpass above Interstate 696 in Huntington Woods. The call came into police about 1 a.m. Nobody wants to see somebody take their own life. There are so many people that can help you make the choice to get help and live!

If you or a loved one is feeling distressed, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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