Troopers Rescue Man from the Neponset Bridge in Boston

News Release

January 28, 2019 – At about 4:26 a.m., Troopers Douglas Mesheau, Bryan Caccamo, and Elvis Nguyen from the Massachusetts State Police- South Boston Barracks responded to the Neponset Bridge on Neponset Avenue for a report of a person trying to harm himself.  Upon arrival, they located a man hanging off the railing on the outside of the bridge directly above the Pope John Paul II Park bike path. All three troopers immediately took action and grabbed hold of the man to prevent him from falling off the bridge. 

Trooper Mesheau gained control of the man’s right hand while Trooper Nguyen gained control of his left hand and Trooper Caccamo grabbed hold of his belt. After persuasive conversation, the man complied with the troopers request to move closer to the side of the bridge, allowing the Troopers to lift the man up over the 4 ½-foot railing to safety. 

Boston EMS transported the man, a 31-year-old Dorchester resident, to Boston Medical Center for a medical evaluation.  Members from the Boston Police Department assisted troopers at the scene.

There is no further information available. Please do not call the barracks directly. 

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