Man Injured After Jump From Key Bridge

The U.S. Coast Guard handled the Saturday morning call.

A 45-year-old man was rescued from the water Saturday morning after jumping from the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

Around 8:26 a.m. a fishing boat found a 45-year-old man in the water near the Francis Scott Key Bridge, Petty Officer John Lindberg, spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard, said Saturday morning.

The boat brought the man to the Fort Armistead Pier where Coast Guard crews met them. The man was suffering from a broken ankle and back pain and Baltimore County emergency medical personnell transported him to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment, Lindberg said.

"He admitted to jumping off [the bridge]," Lindberg said.

John Doe December 25, 2012 at 06:07 PM
I am at a crossroads...I have been thinking about jumping from the Key for a week now...but will it work. If I live I will be on trouble. How do I make sure it works?
John Doe December 25, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Why is this not working?
Broken Hearted December 25, 2012 at 06:24 PM
I guess no one is listening. I will jump off the key bridge tonight at 10 pm.
Rommel John Miller April 28, 2013 at 12:57 AM
I am serious, why people respond to some things and help and yet ignore other things and refuse to help is my major source of dissatisfaction with life. It is true that we are all God's creation and that somehow, despite our sinfulness God still loves us and cares for us. But did God ever say that suffering is His will? NO, I think we bring suffering upon ourselves and a lot of it is the result of what we've experienced. I was sexually assaulted while in the Navy and the shame and guilt, the pain and suffering and the ensuing mental illness has led me to think that killing myself is the only possible solution. None of us can know the level of suffering or degree of suffering in another, and yet so many of us presume to know by saying a suicide is just an excuse, an escape from reality and the sign of a coward and very weak person. Well, all I have to say is dare my friend to walk a mile in my shoes, or better yet come visit me and stay for 24 hours, and if you aren't sick of me in that time I will give you a prize. Cowardice is something the Tsarnaev brothers did in Boston, suffering is something I do 24/7 if you want to know about it and are really interested, just reply I will send you one of my email addresses and we can talk. Right now either the Bay Bridge or the Key Bridge are my preferred methods to go, it just I need to know if I will succeed. We have to listen and we have to empathize with the suffering we hear from others. Thanks.
Stephanie McClellan September 06, 2013 at 06:26 PM
To Linda: what a wonderful person you are! I couldn't thank you enough! God had a plan for you and him. It was not his time to go. He is the best friend a person could have. He is the best friend of my husband and I. To David: what a coward. How could you say such a thing. I hope you are never around when someone needs help. If you only knew how many times this man has saved someones life. He is a hero himself. I'm glad he had a hero that day.


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