Man stopped from jumping off northwestern BC bridge

HAZELTON RCMP responded to 68 calls during the week of May 7-13.

  • May. 15, 2012 5:00 p.m.

HAZELTON RCMP responded to 68 calls during the week of May 7-13.

In one incident, on May 9th, police responded to a suicidal male who was standing in the middle of  Highway 16 in the village of Gitsegukla.

The male then attempted to jump off the bridge but was restrained by the First Responders.

The male was transported to the hospital for an assessment.

On May 10th a driver lost control of his vehicle on Highway 37 and drove down a steep embankment. The vehicle then caught on fire.

The male was located outside of his car with a head injury. The Kitwanga First responders were at the scene immediately and did an excellent job of attending to the driver and were able to safely get the driver out of the ditch.

The driver was then transported to the hospital.

On May 11, police responded to a Break and Enter where a 1999 Green Yamaha 600 Quad was stolen. The complainant stated he also was missing tools from inside his home.

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