The body of a 31-year-old Marrero man who jumped from the Twin Span Bridge in Slidell has been recovered.
A call came in just after 8:30 pm Thursday, July 28, reporting that a person had jumped off an elevated highway between Slidell and New Orleans, according to St. Tammany City Councilors. According to reports, the man was in a mental crisis at the time.
At approximately 8:00 am on Saturday, July 30, the Marine Department of the St. Tammany Township Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Coast Guard and the United States Fire Department, recovered the body from Lake Pontchartrain.
“This is a tragedy for him and his family. There are so many resources out there for people with a mental health crisis. I applaud the search team’s hard work in bringing some sort of closure to his family. If you or someone you know is being affected by such a crisis, please contact NAMI at 985-626-6538 or call 911 in an emergency,” said St. Tammany Sheriff Randy Smith.
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