Earlier this afternoon, Tuesday, July 5, Greenwich Police report that their Dispatch Center received a call from the Connecticut State Police requesting assistance with a possible suicidal female sitting on the edge of the I-95 Northbound bridge over the Mains River, between Exits 4 and 5.
Greenwich Police Department says that they dispatched several units to the area. Police explain, "One of our Officers, Master Patrol Officer Moavero, made contact with the subject and engaged the subject in conversation. Officer P. O'Connor with the assistance of some of the area marina workers, was able to take a position in a work boat underneath the bridge."
Police say that "For reasons unknown, the female subject suddenly pushed herself from her seated position over the edge of the bridge and fell into the Mianus River."
Greenwich Police Officer O'Connor was able to get the female out from the water and pulled her into the boat and police say that she was taken to a nearby marina, where medical care was handed over to Greenwich Emergency Medical Service.
The subject was transported to the Greenwich Hospital without incident. An initial assessment showed no signs of life-threatening or serious injuries.
Mental health issues can make life unbearable for the people who have them. At the same time, these problems can have a wider effect on society as a whole, especially when they go untreated or treatment is delayed. The Greenwich Police Department would like to remind the Greenwich community there are many ways to get help, as well as assistance for family members.
The Town of Greenwich Department of Human Services, in partnership with the Greenwich Police Department and numerous community-based agencies, created Greenwich C.A.R.E. (Community Agencies for Resiliency and Empowerment) to offer help, support, and guidance for those in need.
For more information on Greenwich C.A.R.E please click here. to download the guide of available resources.