Provincial police said a Bluewater Bridge Canada employee is credited with saving a Sarnia man's life Sunday when he intended to jump from the bridge.
Shortly before 10 a.m. on Apr. 1, the worker drove onto the westbound span to check on what was believed to be a disabled vehicle with its four way flashers activated.
Upon speaking to an elderly male, it was soon realized that the man intended to harm himself by jumping from the span. Traffic was stopped while the worker continued to talk to the man.
After a short period of time, the employee, following protocol, was successful in talking the man out of jumping and drove him back down to the base of the bridge.
Lambton OPP said the man was taken to hospital where he was admitted for psychiatric care.
The bridge employee, who didn't want to be identified, has been commended with doing an excellent job in a tense situation.