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Posted on: March 16, 2012

[ARCHIVED] 03-16-12 Man Pulled From Dan River

At approximately 9:57pm yesterday evening, subject called the Danville Police Department reporting that her son may be contemplating suicide and was possibly at one of the bridges in Danville. The subject was located under the Union Street Bridge, sitting on a rock, talking on a cell phone. An officer on the bridge attempted to make contact with the person. The person looked up at the officer and rolled off the rock into the river. The Danville Life Saving Crew was notified and responded to the scene. Officers ran to the location where the person was last seen and after approximately 5 minutes, he was located clinging to a rock. Two officers entered the river and pulled the person to safety. The Danville Life Saving Crew transported the person to the Danville Regional Medical Center.

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