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Police: Man rescued after he jumped off bridge


Wisconsin Rapids Police say a man was rescued after he jumped off a bridge in Wisconsin Rapids Saturday.

Officials say it happened around midnight at the Jackson Street Bridge.

Authorities say officers and bystanders saw the man fighting a heavy current and holding on to a rock wall.

Police say they used a rope to help the man until a rescue boat arrived and pulled him out of the water.

Wisconsin Rapids Police say the man was treated and released from Riverview Hospital and taken to a mental health facility for evaluation.

Officials say crews from the Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department, Wood County Sheriff's Department and Wood County Rescue helped in the efforts.

Stay with Newsline 9 for more on this story.

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