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WATCH: good Samaritans, UHP trooper, prevent man jumping onto 4500 South

Mar 30, 2021, 6:00 PM | Updated: 6:19 pm

SALT LAKE CITY — Several good samaritans stopped to help a Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) trooper Tuesday afternoon as he struggled to prevent a suicidal person from attempting to jump from an I-15 onramp onto 4500 South below.

In the video, the good samaritans are seen joining the rescue effort, and together they were able to bring the individual back to safety. UHP Trooper Cpl. Battenfield helped saved the person, according to spokesman Lt. Nick Street. 

If you or a friend or loved one is struggling with suicidal thoughts, there is help for you here

If you are in immediate need, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

This story will be updated.

 

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WATCH: good Samaritans, UHP trooper, prevent man jumping onto 4500 South