Video: NYPD officer saves suicidal man from bridge

The LEO sprang into action after the man tied a string around his neck and lost consciousness

By Police1 Staff

NEW YORK — Helicopter footage shows an NYPD officer who sprang into action to help save a suicidal man’s life.

On Sunday, a man scaled the tower above the whir of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge and climbed on the catwalk in an attempt to take his life, NBC New York reports. Detective Claudio Sanchez and several other NYPD officers responded to the scene and attempted to help the man.

“He was desperate,” Sanchez said. “He was seeking help.”

When the 31-year-old man tied a string around his neck and lost consciousness, Sanchez rushed into action to pull the man off the concrete. The man was given CPR and was taken to a hospital, where he was in stable but serious condition.

“We had no second thought,” Sanchez said. “It had to be done. And the reaction was, ‘Let’s grab this guy and make sure we can get him down safely and whatever problems he had, they can be resolved.'”

Sanchez said the rescue was made possible by all officers involved.

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