Quick-thinking police praised for saving bridge jumper’s life
POLICE have been praised for helping to save the life of a man who jumped from a bridge in Llanelli on Sunday.
Quick-thinking officers rescued the man after he jumped from a footbridge in Clifton Terrace, Stebonheath.
Local resident Andrea MacNicholl, 38, praised police and ambulancemen for their role in saving the man’s life.
“They were determined to get him breathing and sorted out,” she said. “They saved his life, without a doubt.
“The police were doing cardio- pulmonary resuscitation on him.”
“When they rescued him he was struggling. A neighbour ran and helped him.
“The police were superb.
“They were on each side of the bridge.
“They worked on him for a long time and they were determined to get him breathing.”
The drama happened on a footbridge over the A484 near the Farm Foods roundabout, between 10am and noon on Sunday.
Clifton Terrace resident Luke Morris, aged 18, said: “We saw the police run up the bridge.
“They grabbed the man and started pumping his chest and a ladder came up.
“The police were giving it everything. They worked on him for ages.”
The man’s identity has not been released.
A Dyfed-Powys Police spokeswoman said: “At 9.45am on Sunday, June 24, police and other emergency services attended an incident on the footbridge above the A484 road, near Stebonheath, Llanelli.
“The A484 road had to be closed for approximately two hours, while the incident was dealt with.
“The matter was peacefully resolved and the road was re-opened.”