Good Samaritan talks man down from Morrissey bridge, police say

Cathy Kelly – Santa Cruz Sentinel
Posted:   07/22/2012

SANTA CRUZ – Police got a call about 6:30 a.m. that a man was on the Morrissey Boulevard bridge over Highway 1, apparently planning to kill himself, Santa Cruz police said.

When officers arrived, they found that a passerby had seen the man on the railing and stopped and was able to talk him out of jumping, police said. The man had planned to leap off the bridge into the path of a large truck, officers said.

The 47-year-old man, described as a transient, was taken to Dominican Hospital, police said.