In wet and windy conditions, NYPD officers climbed the Williamsburg Bridge to make a daring rescue of a distraught man threatening to jump over the weekend.
Police responded to reports of a suicidal man on the bridge that spans the East River shortly before 5:30 p.m., the New York Post reports. Officers braved stormy weather on the bridge to reach the individual and talk him down.
“Suspended hundreds of feet above the water, they remained undeterred by the dangerous rainy conditions,” the department said in a statement.
In body camera footage released Monday, officers in harnesses are seen calmly talking to the man in order to stop him from jumping. They eventually were able to convince him to climb down to safety.
“Whatever you’re going through, it happens to all of us, man, ya know?" one officer is heard telling the man in the fooage. "But we gotta get you down from there. But listen, we gotta do this carefully ’cause it’s raining. It’s super slippery so I care about your safety and my partner’s.”