By Steve Neavling
A Border Patrol agent rescued a man who attempted to commit suicide by jumping into the icy Detroit River from the McArthur Bridge on Belle Isle in Detroit.
The agent was patrolling when they saw what appeared to be a couple in need of help, WWJ reports.
The agent saw the man push his wife aside before trying to climb the railing of the bridge.
The Border Patrol agent quickly grabbed the man, preventing him from jumping.
The man was pulled to safety.
“The courage of the men and women of the law enforcement profession was evident in every aspect of protecting our community Monday,” said Chief Patrol Agent Douglas Harrison, in statement. “The keen eye of the off duty Park Ranger noticing something out of place and quick response by the Border Patrol made for the best possible outcome in this situation.”
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