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.
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While transporting the man to a gas station off the highway, Tpr. Corvino continued to comfort the man. A short time later, Jersey City EMS arrived at the gas station and transported him to an area hospital for further treatment.
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.