JERSEY, New Jersey -- A New Jersey State Police trooper rescued a suicidal man attempting to jump from a bridge Monday night.
Trooper Nicholas Corvino was dispatched to the report of a man sitting on the ledge of the Newark Bay Extention portion of the New Jersey Turnpike in Jersey City around 8:04 p.m., according to a news release.
When Corvino arrived, he observed a 19-year-old man sitting on the concrete edge of the bridge. As he spoke to the man, Corvino observed that he was distraught and was contemplating jumping off the bridge. After a brief conversation, Corvino convinced the man to step back onto the roadway and escorted him to his patrol car.
While transporting the man to a gas station off the highway, 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.