ELK GROVE, Calif. — Police used a tour bus to break a man’s fall from a pedestrian bridge over a busy highway on Friday.
Elk Grove Officers and Sac Sheriff Deputies respond to a man jumping off the pedestrian bridge over HWY 99. Quick thinking by officers to move a bus underneath the man as he fell trying to climb back over. pic.twitter.com/6VJd4eHdjp
— EGPD (@ElkGrovePD) March 16, 2018
Around 2:40 p.m., an officer spotted the man after he had climbed over the bridge’s fence, broadcast partner KTXL reported. After an officer talked him down, the man tried to climb back over to safety when he lost his grip.
The Elk Grove Police Department said officers acted quickly to move the bus under him.
The scene was clear around 30 minutes later and the bus was sent on its way, according to South Sacramento California Highway Patrol.
Officials have not confirmed the man's condition.