On Thursday, May 12, 2022, at approximately 7:32 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge for the reported unoccupied vehicle.
911 callers reported that a vehicle was unoccupied at the top of the bridge. Deputies arrived at the scene and located a victim hovering directly under the bridge.
A Department of Natural Resources police boat rescued the victim from the water at 7:45 p.m. The female victim is believed to be unconscious but is breathing.
The Maryland State Police Trooper 2 helicopter was pre-launched to assist with search and rescue. Due to deteriorating weather conditions, Trooper 2 reported an estimated response time of 40 minutes. Emergency medical personnel transported the victim to MedStar St. Mary’s County Hospital.
Please, if you or someone you know is struggling with depression and considering suicide, reach out to someone. You are not alone in this case. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255 or text HELLO to 741741, which is the Crisis Text Line. Both services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All calls are confidential.
Case management services are set up to help individuals engage in treatment and reduce the likelihood of future crises. These services are also accessible through a dedicated hotline at 1-877-467-5628. www.CCBHCrisisResponse.org
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