On Saturday around 12:25 a.m. officers with the Penn Yan Police Department were called to the railroad trestle between Garfield and South avenues for a report of a subject threatening to jump from the bridge.
Upon arrival, police say the subject was located on the bridge’s railing – and partly hanging over the edge. The individual was said to be distraught and threatening to jump off.
Officers engaged the subject in conversation and attempted to coax the person off the bridge. However, at one point the person looked away – and an officer took that opportunity to wrap the person up, and pull them to safety.
Police say the officer was worried that the person was about to jump.
The person was pulled to safety and Brough to Soliders & Sailors Hospital for a checkover.
“This was na excellent job by Penn Yan Police to save a person who was in emotional distress,” leadership of the Penn Yan Police Department said in a press release. “Officer Wesley Hines, Officer Nick Fratto, and Sgt. Brad Cole all acted quickly to deescalate the situation and to rescue the person to safety.”