Firefighters rescue man clinging to freeway overpass

The initial 911 call indicated the man was either about to jump or may have already jumped from the overpass

By Richard Brooks
Press Enterprise

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — A pedestrian stranded himself atop a concrete pillar of the Colton freeway interchange where he was later rescued by a Fire Department ladder truck and taken away for psychiatric evaluation, fire officials say.

The 8:30 p.m. incident Saturday, Feb. 2, closed the transition road from eastbound Interstate 10 to northbound I-215 for about a half-hour, said Engineer Jason Buchanan of the San Bernardino City Fire Department.

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