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Man jumped from bridge in King’s Lynn

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A man was detained under mental health legislation after reportedly jumping from a Lynn bridge into the River Great Ouse at the weekend.

West Norfolk’s lifeboat was scrambled to rescue the man following an emergency call on Saturday night.

The Hunstanton crew was called out by the Humber Coastguard at around 7.55pm, after it was reported that a man had jumped from the Freebridge bridge into the water below.

Although the man managed to get out of the water, he was then said to be struggling in the mud.

A spokesman for the Hunstanton RNLI said the crew of Gavin Grange, Ian Devenny, Michael Wallace and Victor Dade was asked to continue heading towards the scene, until it was subsequently confirmed that the man had been taken into police custody.

A Norfolk Police spokesman later confirmed that the man had been detained under the Mental Health Act. A fire crew had also been sent to the scene to assist with a rescue effort.

 

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