Second Body Found During Hoover Dam Jumper Response

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities responding to a suicidal man who
fell from a Hoover Dam bypass bridge say an unrelated dead body was found nearby around the same time.

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jeremie Elliott says the body was
reported about 3:30 p.m. Thursday near U.S. Route 93, two miles
from the Nevada-Arizona border.

Elliott says law enforcement officers had been tied up trying to
talk a man out of jumping from the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman
Memorial Bridge that's 900 feet above the Colorado River.

Bureau of Reclamation spokeswoman Rose Davis tells the Las
Vegas-Review Journal the man climbed over the bridge's walkway rail
and was somehow hanging from it for about two hours until he fell
about 12:30 p.m.

The Clark County coroner's office has not yet identified the two
people.


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